Category Archives: Love & Marriage

Book Review: Les Sonnets (Louise Labé)

Les Sonnets, by Louise Labé There is something sad and seemingly inevitable about this book and its context.  The author was a southern French woman who married but had a lover and then took another lover when the first was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thriving In Love & Money

Thriving In Love & Money:  5 Game-Changing Insights About Your Relationships, Your Money, And Yourself, by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Art & Love

Art & Love:  An Illustrated Anthology Of Love Poetry, selected by Kate Farrell This book is a lot better than I thought it would be.  Admittedly, this is not exactly a new collection of poetry, having been made in 1990 … Continue reading

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No Haste To The Wedding

Most of the time in recent years that I have gone to a wedding there has been a great deal of haste involved with it.  There are a variety of reasons for this, which include not leaving enough time to … Continue reading

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Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

It is love that has brought me to Tacoma this weekend.  To be sure, it is not my own love for anyone in particular, at least not of that kind, unless you consider phileo, or the desire to encourage and … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair:  George III And His Scandalous Siblings, by Stella Tillyard George III was about as successful a father to his own breed of scandalous children as he was a surrogate father to his siblings and a symbolic father … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian Girl

The Russian Girl, by Kingsley Amis This book finds Kingsley Amis deep in his late-career misogyny, filled with a dark and sometimes cruel wit about people who range from slightly sympathetic to deeply and hauntingly odd.  That is not to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Tudor Princess

The Lost Tudor Princess:  The Life Of Lady Margaret Douglas It is easy enough to understand how it was that the life of Lady Margaret Douglas was forgotten, relatively speaking.  It is true that she was related to a great … Continue reading

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Endogamy Revisited

In a previous essay [1], I explored the phenomenon of pedigree collapse as occurred in one of my family lines.  Having found another spectacular case of this in a different line of my family, where where one Sara Quackenbush had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost In Austen

Lost In Austen:  Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure, by Emma Campbell Webster This book was amusing.  If you are a fan of Jane Austen’s novels, and the author assumes that the reader is going to identify with Elizabeth Bennet … Continue reading

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