Blessings, Bloodletting and Treacle

Distractions help us cope with Covid confinement. Clearing out can be therapeutic. Today, tidying my messy study I found distracting old photos and nostalgic toys – and a book I’d never read, a legacy from my 2002 Oxford anthropology sabbatical. ’In the Wake of The Plague by

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Avoiding Covid Craziness!

Stuck at home. Worrying? It’s tough, especially if you’re on your own. But unlike past epidemics, we have advantages. We know it’s cause (covid-19), and how it spreads (not divine thunderbolt or creeping miasmas). We also have the internet to reassure ourselves about friends and relatives without

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