Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, it turns out, was not invented by Hallmark to sell cards. It is named for one of three saints recognized by the Catholic Church, and the reasons he is attached to the concept of romance are somewhat murky. Nonetheless, he was one of the more popular saints in Europe during the Middle Ages.

Now I’m off to see my Valentine, Anna-Maria, in Edmonton.

I probably won’t post again until after reading week (9 days from today).

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