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The Snow Man

The Snow Man

Ah, January. Waking up this morning to an unexpected snowfall, a squall, really, got me thinking about Wallace Stevens and his poem “The Snow Man.” Stevens was the master of capturing the bleak, the barren, the limitless expanses of our real and emotional lives, and this snowy morning just struck me as really representative of...

Birthday Gifts

Sometimes the best birthday gifts are the ones that are given freely. Thanks, Yanks. We can use all the help we can get.