Life goes on

April 26, 2020 on 12:57 pm by Michael Grey | In From Piping Today Mag | Comments Off on Life goes on

I have my doubts that my dad was a big reader of the poet, Robert Frost. I do know that when it comes to life, what they learned is identical. I once asked Bill if he’d figured out the so-called “meaning” to life. With pipe in hand (he was among the last of the inveterate pipe smokers), he said: “It goes on.” Frost said these three words “sum up everything I’ve learned about life”. It’s mighty easy in a historic pandemic lockdown, as most of us are today – to think otherwise. With our common space radically reduced, our in-person social contact upended and not much to look forward to beyond supper, life goes on – barely. It grinds. Days blur. Continue reading Life goes on…

Covid-19 and forever changes

April 9, 2020 on 9:32 am by Michael Grey | In News | Comments Off on Covid-19 and forever changes

One of the more challenging jobs I’ve had in my life was trying to convince managers and employees at a big Canadian bank that work could be done anywhere. Remote work, distributed work, telework, mobile work; pick the jargon of choice but it really boiled down then, as it does now, that work could – and can – be done anywhere – not just at the company office.
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