In January, We Say Hello & Goodbye

January is named for Janus, the Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings. Often depicted with two heads — or, more unnervingly, with one head and two faces — Janus had the ability to look forward and backward at the same time. Which seems a fitting namesake for a month that straddles the… Continue reading In January, We Say Hello & Goodbye

A Letter and a Mixtape, of Sorts, for You

I recently found a shoebox full of old letters that I had received while at college. I know, it’s a cliche, but it’s true. What’s worse, I spent two hours last Sunday poring over the mostly handwritten notes (typewriters were dying, and personal computers were just coming of age) from family and friends, some still a part of… Continue reading A Letter and a Mixtape, of Sorts, for You