Melancholy

September 9th, 2011 → 6:08 am

    “Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
    Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
    Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
    And with some sweet oblivious antidote
    Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff
    Which weighs upon the heart?” – Macbeth

Sometimes life just gets to me and I feel blue.  I wish there were a way to minister to this heartache of the mind, except to simply wait and let time pass….

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

Mitt Romney

September 7th, 2011 → 7:54 am

    “Oftentimes excusing of a fault
    Doth make the fault the worse by th’excuse.” – King John

Mitt Romney now believes that his earlier support of things like universal health care, action on climate change, and Roe v. Wade are wrong.  His excuses and flip-flops, however, are worse than the initial positions!  Take a stand, own your faults (if they are faults), and show some strength in what you believe.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

Joblessness

September 5th, 2011 → 8:30 am

“O how full of briars is this working-day world!” – As You Like It

Last Friday’s jobs report came out and it’s not good.  Over 6 million people in the U.S. are unemployed and have been for 6 months or more.  Some report that things are even worse than this report from the Labor Department suggests.  It is a very, very tough working-day world out there right now.

Filed under: Blog & Economics/Money

Annoying Colleague II

September 3rd, 2011 → 7:43 am

“Were I like thee I’d throw away myself.” – Timon of Athens

Shakspeare has so many good insults for stupid, annoying, and evil people it’s amazing.  This one today especially fits that awful colleague of mine (whom I’ve mentioned earlier in this blog).  I absolutely can’t stand that man, he’s obnoxious, sexist, bigoted, closed-minded, unempathic, and just plain an embarrassment to the human race.  Why does God put such people on this planet?!?

Filed under: Blog & Stupid/Evil People

Sleeplessness II

September 2nd, 2011 → 5:25 am

    “…where care lodges, sleep will never lie;
    But where unbruised youth with unstuff’d brain
    Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.” – Romeo and Juliet

I’ve been having trouble sleeping again lately, though when I get up in the middle of the night and shuffle to my baby’s crib, at least he is sleeping soundly.  It seems that Shakespeare must have had some sleep issues as well because I can find a number of quotes from him about sleeplessness and tormented dreams.  Here’s to the insomniacs among us!

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life