by Diana Filer


  1. The Oxford Dictionary claims ‘Climate Emergency’ as its Word of the Year; Cambridge Dictionary’s Word of the Year is ‘Upcycling’; Collins Dictionary’s is ‘Climate Strike’, and’s choice is ‘existential’.
  2.  Mary Shelley was 19 when Frankenstein was published.
  3. Eyebrow is a town in Saskatchewan, northwest of Moose Jaw.
  4. Advent Sunday this year was December 8th, the first of 4 consecutive Sundays announcing the birth of Christ.
  5.  Henry the Navigator was a 15th century Prince of Portugal who established a school of navigation and also an astronomical observatory.