Abigail McFee is a columnist at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in English. She can be reached at abigail.mcfee@tufts.edu

Advice from Dead Poets (and Some Living): Robert Graves on surviving the cold

All summer long, I hauled home bags of organic vegetables on Thursday evenings. There were leafy bundles of kale, bright squash and sweet tomatoes, vegetables overflowing from the bag onto the cutting board. They were gifts from the farmer parents of the three-year-old I babysit. I was convinced that I had turned a corner in […]

Advice from Dead Poets (and Some Living): Adrienne Rich on the people we never get over

“Where should I put this?” a guy in my bed asked recently, having slipped his hand under my sheets and emerged holding a slim red copy of Adrienne Rich’s “The Dream of a Common Language” (1978). How sloppy of me, I thought, leaving the person I’d gone to bed with the night before still under […]