The name of “Pollyanna,” the child heroine invented by Eleanor Porter in 1913, is often used (by people who haven’t read the book) to mean shallow, blind optimism. But a careful reading of the book holds a different story. Continue reading Ten Hardships to Embrace
Some of us are tasked with fighting an illusory sense of social rejection. Continue reading Poet Maeve: Existence Precedes Acceptance
Never trade your passion for certainty; the moral compromise might just poison your soul.
Continue reading The Moral High Ground of Uncertainty
If we never experience need, we never get to experience the joy of seeing it mysteriously met. Continue reading Poet Maeve: The Blessing of Need
There’s a balance to be maintained between individualism and unity . . .
Continue reading Poet Maeve: Being One, Being Many