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What is our new normal supposed to look like?

What is our new normal supposed to look like?

Picture it: It's the first week of May 2020. Despite the fact that I've been self-isolating for what feels like approximately 38,672 days, the month of April somehow felt like a week, and my wardrobe consists solely of sweatpants.
Boys to damaged men

Boys to damaged men

Gentlemen, we have a problem. As the recent mass shooting in Nova Scotia once again demonstrates all too painfully, there's an inherent flaw in the male psyche that goes beyond nurture into our very nature.
How much can we ask of others?

How much can we ask of others?

Over the past few weeks, there have been enough lines drawn in the sand to make beach volleyball courts on every waterfront the world over.
Finding silver linings

Finding silver linings

I've always been a complainer. While I try to deliver my grievances with a dose of humour, if we're moderately close and I'm feeling a feeling, you will know about it. Stoicism? Mystery? Those are for cowboys and spies as far as I'm concerned.
Wrestling with reality

Wrestling with reality

With the pandemic putting a stop to live events the world over, it's been slim pickings for sports fans looking for some much-needed distraction on the TV dial.
Sports as a COVID measuring stick

Sports as a COVID measuring stick

It was supposed to be a busy weekend.
Civic-minded actions will help shape Whistler's future

Civic-minded actions will help shape Whistler's future

Like most people, I never imagined that a global pandemic would upend my life. Such things, I blithely thought, were a thing of the past—at least in wealthy, technologically advanced countries like Canada.
The optimist's guide to self-isolation

The optimist's guide to self-isolation

I have a confession to make. I may have unintentionally manifested an international lockdown. Six weeks ago, I was telling a friend how I hadn't been home for more than an hour and a half at a time, apart from sleeping, in two full weeks.
The end of the world

The end of the world

Judging by my social media feed, people are starting to go a little crazy in isolation—mostly in good, productive, and humourous ways, but it's early days still with potentially months to go.
What kind of world do we want to come back into?

What kind of world do we want to come back into?

At best, the last couple of weeks have been incredibly weird.