H a l l o w e e n

October 31st, 2011 → 6:36 am

    “‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
    When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
    Contagion to this world.  Now could I drink hot blood,
    And do such bitter business as the day
    Would quake to look on.” – Hamlet

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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The 99%

October 29th, 2011 → 7:15 am

Third Fisherman: “I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.”

First Fisherman: “Why, as men do a-land: the great ones eat up the little ones.” 

                                                                                      – Pericles

The Occupy Wall Street protesters do have a point.

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Nighttime Crying

October 27th, 2011 → 5:55 am

“I must be cruel, only to be kind.” – Hamlet

My 15 month old has begun getting up in the middle of the night again, after nearly a year of sleeping through the night.  Both my husband and my pediatrician say that at this point we need to just let him cry himself out and go back to sleep.  We shouldn’t go in and comfort him. It kills me though, listening to him wail at night and not going in to comfort him.  I guess it’s in his best interest for me to be cruel now so he learns to sleep through the night later, but it’s awful.  Anyone have any advice for how to steel oneself up to be cruel?  I’m not good at it.

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2011 World Series – Game 5

October 25th, 2011 → 7:52 am

    “I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins
    That almost freezes up the heat of life.” – Romeo and Juliet

Well, after that awesome 3rd game of the World Series where the Cards roared like thunder, they then subsequently lost the next two games.  It is now 2-3 in favor of the Rangers.  Watching the Cards lose last night sent a faint cold fear through my veins.  This is why I don’t normally watch sports – it’s too nerve-wracking!

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2011 World Series

October 23rd, 2011 → 7:16 am

    “In case of defense, ’tis best to weigh
    The enemy more mighty than he seems.” – Henry V

I’m not much of a baseball fan, but when your home team makes the World Series and people everywhere from the grocery store to the gas station are wearing red Cardinals t-shirts, it’s hard not to get into the spirit.  And thank goodness I watched the game last night!  Albert Pujols was amazing!  He’s now in a league with just 2 other players in history – Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson.  It’s even more neat because the Cardinals were seen as the underdog in this World Series, as having barely made the playoffs.  Which proves the point that you should never underestimate your opponent.

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Muammar Qaddafi II

October 21st, 2011 → 8:08 am

“Sin, death, and hell have set their marks on him.” – Richard III

The New York Times had a rather gruesome picture of the dead Muammar Qaddafi on their homepage yesterday.  I imagine no one looks good dead, but still, the image made me think that sin, death, and hell were indeed all marked upon the man.  Eek.  I still can’t get the image out of my mind…

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God of Carnage

October 17th, 2011 → 8:22 am

    “The times are wild; contention, like a horse
    Full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose,
    And bears down all before him.” – Henry IV

I saw the play God of Carnage this weekend and it was hilarious; wild, crazy, madcap like a horse gone wild.  My only criticism was the ending. It didn’t come together very well at all, it just sort of, stopped.

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October 15th, 2011 → 9:17 am

“Love, and be silent.” – King Lear

The in-laws are still in town.  Things are going well.  At least as well as they’d be going with my own family.  I think the approach to take with family in general is to love them, and keep your mouth shut about a lot of things.  😉

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Steve Jobs & My Birthday

October 9th, 2011 → 6:33 am

“You alone are you.” – Sonnet 84

I couldn’t decide this morning whether to add yet another encomium to the mountain of praise already out there on Steve Jobs, or, to write about my birthday which also happened this weekend.  In the end, the above quote seemed to fit my sentiments about both.  Steve Jobs was clearly a unique visionary, alone in his creativity and spark.  And this weekend I was reminded again that I alone am myself; I alone am responsible for my foibles, I alone am responsible for my happiness, I alone am responsible for my life.  Amen.

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2011 Nobel Peace Prize

October 7th, 2011 → 7:14 am

    “From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
    They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
    They are the books, the arts, the academes,
    They show, contain, and nourish all the world.” – Love’s Labor’s Lost

The Nobel Peace Prize went to Ellen Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman today, three women involved in the “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights.”  I couldn’t be prouder.

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