Tag Archives: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Reading Aloud Enhances Relationships

Couples reading aloud to each other can create a special intimacy, as George Eliot and George Henry Lewes realized in the 19th century. The radio and then television brought an end to that activity.

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New Grandchild Born under a Dancing Star

To celebrate the birth of my new granddaughter, I turn to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Shakespeare.

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