The Pest

In 1347 a ship from Caffa, a city in the Crimea on the coast of the Black Sea under siege by Mongol attackers, docked in the port of Messina on the eastern coast of Sicily.  Several of the sailors and passengers on board had taken ill during the passage.  The army besieging Caffa Continue reading “The Pest”

At the Edge of Covid Truths

We are like a herd of wildebeests at the edge of a river that we must cross as part of our annual migration.  We crowd together, pushing the weaker or more naïve animals into a crocodile-infested waterway. The crocodiles may let a few of us across, just to fool the thousands behind Continue reading “At the Edge of Covid Truths”

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