Jane Austen’s best-known quotes

Jane Austen, born on December 16th, 1775, mostly wrote about young women from the respectably impoverished middle-class, just like her, who were faced with the dilemma: getting married for money or love? Alas, women had limited choices in the Regency era, and securing a wealthy husband was the most prudent economic decision a woman couldContinue reading “Jane Austen’s best-known quotes”

Christmas Spirit with Emily Dickinson

Well, we all had many reasons to complain this year. And I won’t say anything about it since complaining never did anyone any good. However, that is reason enough to get into the holiday spirit somewhat earlier. Festive reds, whites, and greens. The aroma of mulled wine, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A cozy armchair by theContinue reading “Christmas Spirit with Emily Dickinson”