Monthly Archives: December 2013

Shakespeare and the Best Speaker of 2013

“I speak as my understanding instructs me, And as my honesty puts it to utterance.” (Winter’s Tale, act 1, sc. 1) The year’s end calls for celebrations and nominations of the “best man of the year” for this or that art, industry, fashion and other sundry human endeavors. This website celebrates George Galloway. MP for Read More

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Shakespeare, a Christmas Rose, Reflection and Music

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled mirth, But like of each thing as in season grows.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1 “It’s the season to be jolly…etc.” And, at least for some, reflection is the companion of gayety. Or perhaps the din and Read More

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Shakespeare, Health Care, Doctors and ADHD

“And thou, too careless patient as thou art, Commit’st thy anointed body to the cure Of those physicians that first wounded thee” (King Richard II, act 2, sc. 1) Call it suspension of disbelief, or rather suspension of belief. But disbelief is called for when, on sundry TV snippets, dedicated to health, we listen to Read More

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Shakespeare, False Smiles and a Document from the Bankers’ Magazine

“… he does smile his face into more lines than are in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies.” (Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 2) Visitors to this site are well aware of the veneer of courtesy usually appearing on the face of economic and political pundits – praising democracy as a pretense Read More

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Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky and the Brothers Karamazov

“When I consider everything that grows, Holds in perfection but a little moment, That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows, Whereon the stars in secret influence comment.” (SON.15) While considering the lies (except one), uttered by Obama at Mandela’s funeral, I returned to the “Brothers Karamazov”, as a kind of “phylosophy’s sweet milk” and Read More

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Shakespeare, Mandela and Immeasurable Hypocrisy

“A huge translation of hypocrisy, Vilely compiled, profound simplicity” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 5, sc. 2) If it were possible to invent a hypocrisiometer (hypocrisy meter), from now to the day of Mandela’s funeral, the indicator would go out of range. Still, a virtual measurement that would demonstrate a few truths, however self-evident, and dealt Read More

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Shakespeare, Secrecy & Recent Information on 9/11

“Who has a book of all that monarchs do, He’s more secure to keep it shut, than shown. For vice repeated’s like the wandering wind, Blows dust in others’ eyes, to spread itself.” (Pericles, act 1, sc. 1)  As Dr. Johnson noted, the “industry of observation has divided the most miscellaneous and confused assemblages into Read More

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