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Shakespeare on Despair

 “…is it sin To rush into the secret house of death, Ere death dare come to us? “ (Antony and Cleopatra, act 4) According to current statistics 22 US Veterans commit suicide daily!  Recently, the New York Times published the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare & Healthful Environments

“This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses.” (Macbeth act 1, sc. 6) Two weeks without an entry… Thanks to the “Your Daily Shakespeare” site followers who emailed me questioning the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Lies that Stretch to the Crack of Doom

Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy: the bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores And make a sop of all this solid globe: Strength should … Continue reading

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American Football and Absurdity

“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars: as if we were villains by necessity; … Continue reading

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Shakespeare – Wars, Sex, Bikinis and Democracy

… wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion: a burning devil take them! (Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 2) Forest Grove is a suburb of the (unfortunately) sprawling greater Portland (Oregon). And while America has established (imposed) 140 military … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Mandela, Myth and Celebrations

“To solemnize this day, the glorious sun Stays his course, and plays the alchymist; Turning, with splendour of his precious eye, The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold.”  (King John, act 3, sc. 1) Comment.  When a man becomes a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Confirmation Hearing of the FBI Director

“The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.” (Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 2) Comment. Watching a Senate confirmation hearing is a trying experience. Not because of the confirmation per se, but due to the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Open-eyed Conspiracy

“While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take. If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!” (Tempest, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  It is universal knowledge that, in the 1600, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Horse with Wings and a Holy Helicopter

“O, for a horse with wings!” (Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 2) Comment.  If avarice were not the blindest of human passions, the motives of the topic and egregiously Christian pastor in Texas might excite our curiosity. That avarice seems to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, the Environment, Utah, a Hero and the Justice System

Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe. Our strong arms be our conscience, swords and law!” (King Richard III, act 5, sc. 3) Comment.  Richard III was right. Conscience is … Continue reading