Linda Rand

Pandemic Diaries: To Look a Gift Bird in the Mouth

“Hypnopomp” (detail) by Linda Rand
In Linda Rand’s latest Pandemic Diaries entry “To Look a Gift Bird in the Mouth,” she shares about phone calls using her landline, talks with mom, sleep, and birds.   In the first weeks of our shelter-in-place, my old friends who knew my landline reached out and I loved it. We’d spend hours talking about what was happening ... Read the full article
Linda Rand

Linda Rand is an Art Witch and Wolf Mama living in Portland, Oregon. She has been published in Entropy, Nailed Magazine, Unchaste Anthology Volume I, as well as anthologies Places Like Home, City of Weird, and The People’s Apocalypse, with non-fiction journal excerpts in Fuck Happiness: How Women Are Ditching the Cult of Positivity and Choosing Radical Joy by Ariel Gore. Her artwork has been included in PDX Magazine and the book Oneira: I Dream the Self. Follow on Instagram: @lindapaintsandwrites

10 Parenting Strategies To Reduce Your Kids’ Pandemic Stress

Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XL: Are You Lonely?

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, he wants to know, during these times of COVID, are you lonely?