Year: 2021

  • 2021/2022

    One hundred years ago, humanity was limping its way between two world wars that would each consume millions of us and leave behind wounds that we are still licking today. Six hundred years earlier a bacterial disease rampages across Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, killing somewhere between 25 and 50 million of us. Half of […]

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  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas

    We could all use a bit of Christmas cheer right about now. This has been a really rough year that followed hot on the heels of another really rough year. And unfortunately, thanks to a mutant called omicron, we can probably expect another fairly rough year ahead, at least at the beginning. But before the […]

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  • Someday at Christmas

    These are the dark days. The dark, cold, short days that are followed by long, darker, colder nights. In days like these, hope is as meager as the sunlight and as fleeting as every other type of warmth. These are the days we huddle together with those we love, or with strangers, and tell each […]

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  • Another Christmas Lyrics Poem

    Oh, what fun! Santa Claus is coming to town Who wouldn’t go? Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up, let’s go Fa-la-la-la-la Pa rum pa pum pum And friends are calling yoo-hoo Come they told me Gather near to us Let nothing you dismay Make the yuletide gay As the shoppers rush home with their treasures You mean you […]

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  • Tofurky Day 2021

    I became a vegetarian during my freshman year of high school, on Thanksgiving Day. I was fourteen years old and, excluding the first few years, when digesting such things would have proved difficult, I figure that I had between 10 and 12 traditional Thanksgiving dinners before purging myself of the consumption of flesh. Earlier that […]

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