Isn't It Romantic to Be a Romantic, at Least Once a Year?

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?

This Band Is Your Band, This Band Is My Band

After more than a year of making head-to-headway, and with only about two weeks left to go, the 2008 presidential political circus trains are rolling into the center ring at full speed. The debates are over, offering little about the candidates’ stance on the issues, but providing plenty of fodder for comedians and impersonators. And now the political… Continue reading This Band Is Your Band, This Band Is My Band