Isn’t It Romantic?

The most “Valentine’s Day” thing I’m doing this Valentine’s Day is publishing this Valentine’s Day column. Of sorts.

Regulars know I’m not much of a romantic. Freud said that “love and work” are “all there is,” and I’ve always been more devoted to, and better at, the latter. However, I’d go Freud one better: He clearly meant that love and work were opposite realms, two separate and decidedly dissimilar rooms. Whereas I’ve found that treating love like work, well, works best.