Mask Mandates Are Absolutely Useless

A spate of studies has called into question the effectiveness of mask mandates and other nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) — such as lockdowns, curfews and stay-at-home orders — in controlling COVID-19 and lowering death rates. Researchers…

Stuff a Stocking Right This Season

Just because stocking stuffers are little doesn’t mean they can’t make for perfect gifts! Behold, 19 goodies that’ll lavish lean, clean, green style on your loved ones. It’s been a big year for envisioning the…

Distance and Travel

by Terri C. Pilarski Channing Moore Williams – Bishop and missionary to Japan and China (The icon of the pregnant Theotokos was written by Terri C. Pilarski, for the season of Advent.) Isaiah 49:22-23 (NRSV)…

‘We expect things to get worse before they…

New Zealand has reintroduced strict quarantine rules in Auckland after the first locally-transmitted coronavirus cases were detected in the country in more than 100 days. The three-day Level 3 lockdown started in the country’s largest…

How Not to Let Cognitive Bias Control Us…

Why have so many people made so many bad decisions around COVID-19? On the one hand, many ignored the information about the pandemic at first, dismissing its importance. Plenty believed — and some continue to…