Springtime so fine

Springtime so fine

At last, a succession of sunnier, warmer days has come to Baltimore, with little purple crocuses sprouting up seemingly overnight where last there were only dead weeds. I cannot remember ever before being more thoroughly sick of winter, or more fully cheering on the wee…

Two Tang poems on homesickness

Two Tang poems on homesickness

When I moved to Maryland I was so excited about starting my PhD research that I didn’t give much thought to the new climate I would be moving into. But, halfway through my first winter here, homesickness has set in hard and fast. A curious,…