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Two Lives . . . One Note

Now that 2015 commencement exercises are mostly completed around the country, the wedding season is definitely upon us. At least one source states April is when wedding season actually begins, while other sources consider May the beginning of the “season.” I’ve usually considered May the most common month among my friends and acquaintances. We’ve already attended one wedding […]

Three’s a Crowd

A poetic form that closely resembles the sonnet is the terza rima. Italian poet Dante is said to have originated this form and he used it in his epic work, The Divine Comedy. The terza rima form was later used by Chaucer and eventually, English romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley found the form workable […]

The Best . . . Yet To Be!

In his poem Rabbi Ben Ezra, poet Robert Browning began with these words:     Grow old along with me!     The best is yet to be; The last of life, for which the first was made;     Our times are in his hand     Who saith, “A whole I planned. Youth […]

Taken Captive By Culture (I)

The story ran nationwide with various iterations on a theme:  more divorces in the South, fewer in the Northeast. Living in the South and holding a high view of marriage, I bristled because this simplistic reportage leaves so much unsaid. The Washington Post took an unusual angle, addressing singles in an opening paragraph I’ll summarize:  […]

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