Santa Claus and Fire

Remember the old days when, in the liminal, lazy space between Christmas and New Year’s, you made stew and thought dutifully about your New Year’s resolutions: eat less sugar, be kinder, go to the gym three times a week? Remember when this in- between week wasn’t filled with images of fire devouring miles and miles of dry prairie, entire subdivisions and shopping malls on the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies? Remember when we got vaccines last March and thought Covid was over? Remember when we’d never heard of Covid, or Omicrom or the January 6 insurrection?

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