Tag Archives: COVID19

Making Charn Great Again

How does one capture Trump’s disastrous handling of Covid? I invoke Jadis in “The Magician’s Nephew” destroying Charn.

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The Green Knight on Handling Death

“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is one of the most profound works I know for dealing with death.

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The Courage to Face the Darkness

In “IT” Stephen King shows how Americans close their eyes to horrific truths. Certain Americans have been closing their eyes to COVID19, showing King to know what he’s talking about.

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It’s a Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

For those of us living in the lull before the COVID-19 storm, Swift’s “Description of a City Shower” captures what we’re experiencing–and about to experience.

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Journal of a Plague Year

Defoe’s “Journal of the Plague Year” has many unsettling parallels with our current situation.

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Pale Horse, Pale Rider–in 1918 and Now

Katherine Anne Porter’s novella about the 1918 flu epidemic may give us a glimpse into our own immediate future.

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