Every day is a good day to tell people you love that you love them.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red asked Black if she had any specific thoughts about Valentine's Day, expecting her to merely refer to our February column, Red & Black … A Year-Round Valentine.

Instead, Black commented that she thought it was most appropriate that Bumble (the dating app that seeks to empower women) went public this week. She started talking about the company, and how the IPO (Initial Public Offering) made Bumble's 31-year-old founder the world's youngest self-made woman billionaire, and then said she'd try to find a general interest link as she had been reading about in business publications.

Red offered some superficial thanks for the information, but was glad that she wasn't on a Zoom call with her sister as she was rolling her eyes, realizing she never should have asked her "all-business", non-emotional sister about Valentine's Day. And how she should've just sent these Valentine's Day wishes on her own:

To everyone -- couples (whether married, in serious relationships, or just starting out), parents and children, friends, really anyone who celebrates Valentine's Day – here's wishing you a wonderful day filled with love, friendship, and happiness. And don't forget that even after you're done celebrating Valentine's Day, it's still nice to tell the people you love that you, well, love them!

It’s hard to believe the topic of the Supreme Court and abortion could become any more controversial or dramatic. But there was no way to know a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade would be leaked to the press. A situation so shocking, it’s being compared to the "Pentagon Papers" leak.

Yes, leaks happen all the time in politics – at the campaign level, sometimes from Congress, and even on occasion from the executive branch. But from the Supreme Court of the United States??? Yet as Black said to Red just after it happened,

Nowadays, it is just too easy to have a “leak” as almost everything is just a “click away” from being shared or printed. No clandestine nights at the copy machine are required.

There’s an expression … throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Well, Supreme Court decisions on “babies” (well, technically fetuses) may also impact its integrity.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: There’s no question the recent Supreme Court cases involving abortion are controversial and may have a major impact on Roe v. Wade; something that both Red (as a mom to two daughters) and Black (as a highly independent woman who made the conscious decision not to have children) have strong feelings about, albeit focused on two very different aspects.

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If you’ve never thought about May Day, don’t worry, most of us haven’t.

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red appreciates that some holidays have historical significance, some have ancient traditions, and some are opportunities for one of Black’s unexpected, but often amusing and clever, comments, but May Day checks all those boxes.

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To quote the lyrics from "West Side Story," “Could be … who knows …”

BANTER BITE BACKSTORY: Red, the theater major and lover of Broadway musicals, has loved "West Side Story" for as long as she can remember, so imagine her surprise when Black, usually only interested in the business aspects of the entertainment world, shared a “new” fact (at least, new to Red) about one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

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