I had a meeting, on Zoom, of the Island Studies Press Publications Committee this morning. I wasn’t looking forward to it: the meeting itself wasn’t the reason—collegial company and interesting material was expected—I simply couldn’t conscience another hour sitting motionless in front of my screen.
So I took a page out of brother Mike’s playbook and went for a walk during the Zoom, calling in from my iPhone. I alerted my colleagues in advance, turned off video and mostly muted audio. And ended up walking more than 5 kilometres, from downtown to the Experimental Farm and back, in the process. The meeting was great, and that I was on the move didn’t compromise my participation.
Along the way back to the office, once the Zoom was over, I stopped for a sandwich at Non La, and at Island Activewear for a new autumn coat. So a bolster for both my own activity and the local economy.