It’s Valentine’s Day!

And you know what that means. Yes, friends, it’s time for another round of Victorian Valentine’s verses from my two favorite sources: Hymen’s Rhapsodies (for gentlemen), and The Lady’s Own Fashionable Valentine’s Writer (for the ladies, obviously). I realize I’ve been neglecting the blog for a while–I should probably just admit that winter depresses me […]

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Happy Independence Day!

So this weekend marks the 240th anniversary of the USA’s declaration of independence from Great Britain. We Americans celebrate in a variety of ways, primarily by eating grilled meat and red, white, and blue desserts, and watching fireworks. In my neighborhood, people start trying to maim themselves with fireworks on July 1 and continue through […]

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