Marriage & Life Partners

The Covid Marriage

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
The enforced togetherness required by social distancing has led couples to spend more time together than usual, a lot of it. And even for those that have strong, solid relationships, it’s been, well, a bit more than they’d like. 
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Emotional Health

Accepting Imperfection by Embracing Flaws

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Flaws are inimical to perfection, of course, and yet when you love someone, it is not in spite of their flaws. You accept and even cherish your loved one’s less perfect features, even though you have trouble extending that same attitude to yourself.
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Poetry

Sonia Sanchez: “This is Not a Small Voice”

By Rebecca Foust
Poetry Sunday’s first feature this month, “Paul Robeson” by Gwendolyn Brooks, celebrated a political voice that was both “adult” and “large,” and today’s poem about the collective voice of Black Americans speaks out powerfully in both registers.
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Poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks: “Paul Robeson”

By Rebecca Foust
Gwendolyn Brooks understood the power of one raised voice to fight oppression and to speak truth to power—and as a Black woman in America, she had a huge stake in the notion that “We are each other’s harvest.”
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Theater

In Dark Times, PBS Celebrates Broadway

By Alexandra MacAaron
PBS offers a bittersweet tribute, once again hosting “Broadway’s Best” on Friday evenings throughout November. In this fourth season, the public television network will showcase two acclaimed stage productions, a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary, and a legendary leading lady in concert.
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Poetry

“Life Line” by Ann Townsend

By Rebecca Foust
In these divided times I am grateful for poems like this to remind us of good things we may have taken for granted before—like just “getting” to sit in an uncomfortable folding chair in a school auditorium—and of the experiences many of us have in common.
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