What I’m Reading, Briery Creek, Harriet Martineau

By Lyn Relph ’61

Harriet Martineau wrote “Briery Creek in the winter of 1833-34 as part of her Illustrations of Political Economy series, tales of everyday life that introduced readers to the principles of economics. Although she was called an infidel from numerous pulpits across the English-speaking world, readers bought her books by the thousands.

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Keeping the New

By Lyn Relph ’61

One of the answers to an eternal question I stumbled across in the course of my undergraduate experience at Notre Dame goes like this: with age we get more timid and conservative because we suffer from hardening of the categories.

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