Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner June 4, 2020
Some people I know are Zoomed out. Tired of sitting still, looking groomed, making small talk, or big talk, as businesses do, waving and smiling or frowning, enduring awkward pauses, unmuting oneself.
Seems like a lifetime ago, I learned the technology.
We Ganleys gave the task of setting it up to No. 2 son Michael in Edmonton. Sundays, 4 p.m. Eastern; 15 people in three time zones, three families with kids, plus me, Grandma, in Peterborough.
Attendance is optional but has been robust. The contributions have been interesting and varied. Megan, 17, spends Sundays on her horse at the stable. But she is a joiner. So we see video of the horse, Annie, and Megan riding off into the sunset. We get quite a few shots of hindquarters.
We hear Jack, 17, from Vancouver Island, tell us about his dreaded advanced placement economics exam.
Emma, 11, from Newmarket, prefers to repair to her room with her tablet and take part in the Family Zoom by Chat. “What’s economics?” appears across our screens. Jack answers: ”Money, markets, trade, income.”
“Oh,” she writes knowingly.
Jack and his sister Jensa, 15, miss their island-level soccer so much they have taken to watching Bundesliga from Germany, playing without fans. Our favourite team is Bayern Munich, whose star player is Canadian Alphonso Davies. I’m simply telling you what there is to learn on a Family Zoom call. Continue Reading >HERE<
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