Monthly Archives December 2020

Comfort & Joy

It’s easy to conjure the specter of Ebenezer or wear the green-faced Grinch scowl and Debbie Downer pout behind the mandatory mask this holiday season. Indoor dining and late-night gathering restrictions have cancelled annual festive get-togethers with friends. Social distancing adds a layer of frustration to shopping. Santa Claus calls ho-ho-ho from behind a thick layer of plexiglass. Travel restrictions reduce family time to phone calls and Skype meetings. Even the office Christmas party we complained about but secretly looked forward to has been called off. Nova Scotia author and columnist Vernon Oickle challenged us to stop dwelling on the
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