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A Buddhist Valentine

By S. Brent Plate   Love is not a shepherd's crook. I am not the great shepherd Reaching out to pull you in.   You cannot be my valentine. I cannot possess love We can only be possessed by it.   ** Valentine's Day approaches and I am sitting in a room in a Buddhist monastery in the Hudson River Valley of New York. I've come to jump...

Much Love to You Always, Dorothy

All the Way to Heaven: The Selected Letters of Dorothy Day; Marquette University Press (2011), $35 Reviewed by Jack Downey The acclaimed Catholic University of America professor, John Tracy Ellis, once said that you can’t be a good historian unless you enjoy reading dead people’s mail. Happily for anyone who considers herself a Dorothy Day aficionado but...