Hard Candy Christmas

Some of us have gone numb and non-functional; others are deep in the season and lighting candles, decorating trees, celebrating the return of the Sun, and practicing so many other traditions and acts of faith and love that this writer cannot name them all. I, myself, am holding space in the in-between this year.

Spiced tea and mead for the Winter Solstice

Now a year’s worth of cinnamon, nutmeg, or black pepper, can be acquired for less than a day’s wages, brought halfway round the world in hours or days on a journey that once took months, fraught with danger. The world we live in is a miracle that’s killing us all, and we don’t think about either of those things enough.