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February Digest, No. 2

Have you ever noticed how as soon as you put something onto your to-do list, even if it's something you want to do, it kind of becomes a chore?

February's kind of a strange month. Is it winter? Is it spring? It's a mix of grey skies and pink petals, wishful thinking and uncomfortably wet socks. Let us burn the candle at both ends with the smell of wet dirt in the morning and the coziness of old books in the evening.

Without further nattering, here's a February smattering.

I should apologize for subjecting you to that rhyme, but I'm not going to.

It does segue into one of my seasonal things, though--February always finds me reaching for poetry! For Burns Night last month I amused myself by reading his "To a Mouse" in a completely horrible accent. I recommend so doing. But for February I love Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson, and sometimes Shakespeare.

If you are eating cookies while reading your poetry in honor of the month of looooooove, he…

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