Enjoy art and poetry from the January 2021 issue
“Warning: If you have already lost all faith in humanity, this is not going to help.”
“So, my fellow Americans, do you believe in freedom and equality?”
A Nice Thought is an acrylic painting by Grace Calibo, a self-taught artist from Washington State.
“In Quacks of Quedlinburg, players take on the role of snake-oil salesfolks and hucksters trying to create the most powerful potions.”
“The insurrection of January 6 showed us who we are.”
“All my paintings and all my line art are one huge self-portrait. They all reflect who I am.”
“LoveTheTri is something I created 4+ years ago to promote and show off the Tri-Cities in a positive light.”
“On August 1, 2020, powerful women spoke to deliver a message of resilience and hope for the future despite the disheartening social climate.”
“This is a good time to turn our attentions a bit closer to home and focus on our connections.”
“Education and culture have to go hand in hand. La educación y la cultura deben estar juntas.”
“January 6, 2021 was a day in America that will never be forgotten.”
“If you choose to go to a different Medicare Advantage plan, do your research.”
“How are all those New Year’s resolutions shaping up? It’s okay if you’ve abandoned them. No one will know, what with you still stuck endlessly in your home.”
“Borscht is believed to have originated in Ukraine but is enjoyed all over eastern Europe, with each country and each cook putting their own twist on the recipe. This means as long as you keep the main ingredients similar, you can make your own ‘traditional’ borscht.”
“Seriously, the best thing that came out of this year has been our group meeting online, sharing dinner and drinks at a distance, and laughing ourselves hoarse while we can’t be together in person.”
“Other Side of the Hill offers good news on two topics that may surprise you: climate change and politics”
“What do you think your biggest obstacle is when trying to sustain the new changes that need to enter your life?”
History. Future. Culture. This last year found me diving deeper into those very specific parts of myself. They say you don’t know where you’re headed if you don’t know where you’ve been.
While it appears that Tri-Cities police were not involved in the insurrection at the Capitol, at least two Seattle officers took part.
“We may never get our normal back, but I really can’t wait until I have students back in the computer lab.”
“What qualified immunity does is make it very difficult for people to bring suits against police, much less win them.”
“This year has been a lot of learning how to be my own motivation.”
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