December 24 – The Gift

December 24 – The Gift

Day 337 of my pandemic. It’s Christmas Eve, 2020, and we’ve almost made it through the year. A couple of days ago, on December 21, for Winter Solstice, I accompanied the Wang clan, my family, to the. River to look up into the sky and see the Christmas...
December 11 – Alberta in the Time of Covid

December 11 – Alberta in the Time of Covid

By Rebecca Lippiatt, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cassandra should be the patron saint of Alberta’s health professionals. While she wasn’t a goddess or a saint, her mythology befits how public health experts are treated in Alberta. Apollo spit into her mouth...
December 4 – Gobble Gobble

December 4 – Gobble Gobble

Day 317 of lockdown: Thanksgiving creates a wave within a wave in the USA, vaccines are approved and the pandemic grinds on. * * * December 4 — Gobble Gobble Day 317. When I first saw him, I thought of a vampire lord, idly formal in a pressed shirt and tie, somehow in...