We’ve all had to learn to live differently because of the Coronavirus pandemic and we’ve also had to learn the meaning of a lot of new words and phrases, Social distancing, Mask Shaming and contact tracing just to name a few. But there’s another word that’s taken on an entirely new meaning. That word is POD. Pod used to stand for Printing on demand. We’ve used the word Pod to describe a gathering of whales, but today POD means a small group of students in a class room who study, eat lunch and play together at recess. The word POD shouldn’t be confused with IPOD, an extremely popular electronic device, or pod cast which is a program created by someone who hopes you’ll use your electronic device to listen to it. With all of the changes that have come with the pandemic I guess learning a few new words and phrases is a very small consequence of what I still refuse to call a new normal. That’s the way I see it.