Who Is That Masked Woman?

“Stop, I have an idea about we can do on our walk,” said ten-year-old Addie. We are deep into the woods by then, the snow underfoot hard and stippled with the frozen footprints of deer, squirrels and the few two-legged creatures who’d walked the remote Tadpole trail since the last snowfall. Biden has not yet said, “I will allow no one to place a dagger at the heart of democracy.” It is mid-day Thursday, January 6, the one-year anniversary of the insurrection in Washington D.C. and it is a school day, but the kids aren’t in school; it is a workday, but Bridget isn’t working. It has been three days since the line on each of their test kits turned pink: the color of covid.

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