Heading into March

  Valentine’s Day is past. In fact most of February has left us. But the memory of that day to celebrate love still lingers. Just before the holiday I sat waiting in traffic for the light to change as people traversed the crosswalk. One young man stood out from the crowd. Not wearing a mask, […]

Valentine’s Day–Finding the Right Words for Love

  In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a work of which I am an ardent fan, Elizabeth Bennett wonders who first discovered the efficacy of destroying affection with verse. She declares that poetry must indeed kill love. In surprise, the oft maligned hero Fitzwilliam Darcy replies, “I have been used to consider poetry as the […]