The English word "love" is one of the most inadequate words in the entire human lexicon.
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, I worked with a group of inmates in the local prison. My friends and family would ask me, "Aren't you scared to work in the prison?"
Over the past couple of decades, medical researchers have started to confirm what writers, poets, and philosophers have known for thousands of years--love heals.
When she takes a visitor to see the land her ancestors settled in the early 19th century in Boone County, West Virginia, Maria Gunnoe drives out along a rutted two-lane highway, beneath softly wooded hills and rippling brooks, to the base of a mountain, and points to a small mound at its peak.
Fly down to Grenada in the depths of a North American winter, and you can be forgiven for thinking you've landed in a sliver of heaven.
Love and art have no business in the world of hard science, some believe.