Brian Gilham

Engineering leader, husband, and father

physical-distancing

As our 60th day of physical distancing begins, I can’t help but be grateful for the feeling of temporal affluence — a surplus of time and space that wasn’t there, previously. Or didn’t feel like it was, anyway. Forced reflection on how we spend our time, our priorities, and the kind of life we want to build going forward.


Like everyone else, we’ve been trying to stay home as much as possible. My weekly grocery store run is the only exposure I have to how well my neighbours are adhering to physical distancing guidelines. And, I have to say, the cracks are starting to show.

Even two weeks ago, I could count on most people giving me, and each other, a wide berth. This week I was shocked at how many people invaded my personal space.

The fatigue has begun to set in and it worries me.


As I wrap up my seventh week of physical distancing and working from home, I’ve found myself gravitating toward using the iPad more often. It’s the perfect form-factor for lounging on the couch reading books or noodling in Procreate.


Stay groovy.