COVID-19History

Covid-19: a chance to build bridges between generations

(7 minute read)
Lisa Fraser explains how volunteering to buy groceries for an isolated elderly neighbour has changed the way she relates to older people.

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COVID-19

Whimsy in lockdown: how black bananas can end your isolation blues

(5 minute read)
A query about wood chips took Priscila Moscoso Meiller out of confinement into meaningful contact with others.

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Art & CultureHistoryThought-provoking

A guide for restless hearts: in conversation with a classic of world literature

(4 minute read)
It’s time to explore your own mystery, says Luca La Monica, guided by one of history’s greatest thinkers.

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HistoryThought-provoking

For the valleys I sing

(2 minute read)
Leonard Franchi writes a hymn to the life of valley villages, from the Vale of Leven to the Valle del Comino.

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Art & CultureFamily

Telling life’s real stories

(8 minute read)
The best stories are often those not written down, believes Joseph Evans.

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COVID-19

The assault of fears and the anchor of hope

(7 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring presents a sobering analysis of what lies ahead, but reveals her own reasons for hope.

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Art & CultureSocial Issues

When the storm clouds gather inside

(11 minute read)
Zoë Dukoff-Gordon reads a book about weather where the storms are more personal than meteorological.

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Family

Nurse Ratched vs Fred Rogers: Order without peace

(10 minute read)
Jeff Nottingham sees echoes of his good and bad parenting approaches in two characters from US culture – the admirable Fred Rogers and the scary Nurse Ratched.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Our Covid response could provide a model to avoid climate crisis

(6 minute read)
Margareth Sembiring looks at the similarities between the current pandemic emergency and the looming climate crisis, and identifies lessons to be learned.

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Art & CultureLifestyle

Flying high: what birds, artists and time have in common

(8 minute read)
Three books take Prakarsh Singh into new dimensions of being.

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