The cold is breaking. Where I live in Edmonton, Canada, a small city of about a million people in the middle of the Canadian prairies, it gets cold. Yet, even a stretch of brutal chill is mostly unusual. A polar vortex as they called it, where we’ve not had a day this month where the temperatures have been warmer than minus twenty degrees, has given us a February locked in our houses avoiding the bone-chilling cold even while we’re locked in our houses avoiding the pandemic. But it is supposed to warm up today. A little. Minus twelve, the forecast promises. Still, I’ve been dreaming of warmer places. A few years ago, we spent ten days in Maui. Exploring. Eating…

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