Ciel Downing BA ’98, MA ’00


Ciel Downing BA ’98, MA ’00 writes: “COVID was somewhat easier on our community as I live on the border of a forest. There were lots of options for getting out—as long as you count coyotes, elk, and raccoons as social options. It gave me time to write, and one of my pieces was accepted into the upcoming Timberline Review. The downside was the lack of interaction for the elderly, which took a toll on my mother. She passed away in January 2021. Here’s hoping for all to be able to ease into our new world. Brava and thank you, science!”