Category: Life

  • We’ve got things a bit backwards

    We’ve got things a bit backwards

    Yesterday I shared a post on one of my Twitter accounts linking to an Amberfi blog post that included the image you see here, Pablo Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. My tweet shared the post, but the image in the post was blocked by Twitter…

  • Temperature alignments

    Temperature alignments

    As we start another heat wave here in the UK, the talk about temperatures increases. One topic I find constant, especially in conversation with American friends, is understanding what various temperature measurements mean. For example, what’s 30 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit? (The answer is 30°C = 86°F.) The questions are repetitious as they comes up…

  • Get a test kit for Covid self-testing

    Get a test kit for Covid self-testing

    Getting tested to see if you have the Omicron variant of Covid-19 or not is fast becoming an important part of daily life. At a time when infection rates are soaring – there were over 218,000 people reported newly infected in the UK yesterday Jan 4 – the means to see if you’re infected or…

  • Like a comet

    Like a comet

    I noticed that I last posted in this blog in April 2020. That’s not far off two years ago. So why am I back here again now? I decided to restart it. Not as a busy blog with new content all the time, nor focused on Covid-19 and the pandemic (that’s still with us) but…

  • Zoom burnout is real

    Zoom burnout is real

    “Zoom gives me crazy anxiety and the same social pressure I would feel being invited to a party,” says Dani, a marketing manager based in Cleveland, who requested that only her first name be used to protect her workplace privacy. “I have to do Zoom calls all day for work. I cannot socialize that way…