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Love & Marriage

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

What would Jane Austen say about your brilliant friend's less than brilliant fiance?

Dear Erica, My best friend just got engaged and I don’t know what to do.  Her fiance is nice enough, and he treats her well, but I just don’t think he’s good enough for her. I don’t mean to be a snob,...

Family & Friends

Motherhood and Middlemarch: The trials of baby bathtime

Motherhood and Middlemarch: The trials of baby bathtime

Dear Erica, I just had a baby, and he is the most beautiful, adorable baby boy in the whole world(not biased at all of course!)  My sister is now visiting and meeting him for the first time.  Although...

Current Events

The growing divide in politics and society - Is social media really to blame?  Or would George Eliot say it's always been this way?

The growing divide in politics and society - Is social media really to blame? Or would George Eliot say it's always been this way?

Dear Erica, In a world where everyone seems so far to the left and so far to the right, both here in the US, and abroad in Europe too, what do you think the classics can tell us about our growing poli...