Don’t hate me because I’m a romantic. Pity me, maybe. I’m a hopeless case, after all. Consider this: While other people were sitting around the pool last summer, page-turning their way through the latest John Grisham thriller, I could be found nosing into Li-Young Lee’s new book of poetry, one line at a time. Or worse — composing… Continue reading Isn't It Romantic to Be a Romantic, at Least Once a Year?
In case you haven’t heard, the 56th Presidential Inauguration is scheduled to take place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, on January 20. Apparently, lots of your countrymen have heard about it: Some estimates predict that upwards of 2 million people are going to attend the event, reportedly one of the largest turnouts for the ceremony… Continue reading Have a Ball! Or, How to Stay Warm, Avoid Crowds, and Host Your Own Inauguration Celebration