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A world without touch is a world without connection

A world without touch is a world without connection

The congratulatory pat on the back from your soccer coach after you score a goal. The leap into a loved one’s arms after an awaited reunion. The shaking of a doctor’s hand after they tell you that they will be the one taking you into surgery. Something that has garnered a lot of discussion is how will we view touch post-COVID19. Will we continue to, subconsciously or consciously, social distance? Touch has been integral to the very essence of being…

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Where the equator crosses the international dateline

Where the equator crosses the international dateline

A story from the perspective of someone living in Kiribati. In 2016 I went to Kiribati on a university funded trip to research the impacts of climate change and to do some ethnographic research.  For me, dawn was the best time of day. In Kiribati, dawn was spectacular. Sitting in the middle of the equator and the international date line, the experience of dawn in Kiribati was unique, I was sure of that. The clouds parted like the lips of…

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