Every Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc, I think “I should take my students candy.” But since I usually think of this around 7pm the night before class when I am already in my pajamas, it never actually happens. Thursday, however, the radio reminded me just before I headed out for drinks, and so my students got Valentine’s candy.

I just like giving people candy. In college, I was known (among about 15 of my closer friends) for carrying candy in my pockets. Seriously, at one or two am when you are wandering tipsy in the snow—a piece of candy shows you why they named them LifeSavers.