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Love & Marriage

Passion, Prudence, & Regret:  Would Jane Austen advise pursuing a long-distance relationship?

Passion, Prudence, & Regret: Would Jane Austen advise pursuing a long-distance relationship?

Dear Erica, I’ve been working and living in New York for the past few years and have just been accepted at business school at Stanford. Of course, now that I’m leaving New York, I finally got up the c...

Family & Friends

Dust and Gossip:  What would Elizabeth von Arnim say to a meddling busybody?

Dust and Gossip: What would Elizabeth von Arnim say to a meddling busybody?

Dear Erica, My husband’s widowed aunt is staying with us for the next two weeks, and she is driving me mad. Although she never had children of her own, she’s constantly commenting on my children’s ter...

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...