Richard Gere – Homeless

April 30th, 2014 → 5:45 am

“Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel,
That thou mayst shake the superflux to them
And show the heavens more just.”  – King Lear

Apparently Richard Gere was mistaken for a homeless man the other day, and given some leftover restaurant food so he wouldn’t have to dig around in the garbage anymore.  What a great story!

Filed under: Blog & Other

Mahmoud Abbas and the Holocaust

April 28th, 2014 → 6:01 am

“Truth will come to light.  
Murder cannot be hid long – a man’s son may, but
in the end truth will out.”  – Merchant of Venice

Mahmoud Abbas has at last admitted to the horrors of the Holocaust.  Progress is possible.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 24th, 2014 → 7:48 am

“This is my birthday, as this very day.” – Julius Caesar

Actually, we don’t know exactly when Shakespeare was born.  It could have been yesterday, it could have been today.  But it was certainly sometime around now, so, happy birthday Mr. Bard!

Filed under: Blog & Literature/Theatre/Art

Earth Day, II

April 22nd, 2014 → 6:58 am

“O ruined piece of nature!  This great world
Shall so wear out to nought.”  – King Lear

I’d like to say “Happy Earth Day!!” as I did two years ago on this day, but this time around I’m much more pessimistic.  We appear to be wearing out the planet.  The latest IPCC report, recent media pieces, a couple of conservation biologists in my class, passing on to me the most up-to-date, negative statistics on the health of our planet.  Is there a way out of this mess?  My fingers are crossed…

Filed under: Blog


April 20th, 2014 → 6:24 am

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears;
What is it else?  A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”  – Romeo and Juliet

Today is both Easter, and the anniversary of my first date with my husband.  Love, of all kinds, is in the air.

Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life


April 17th, 2014 → 8:09 am

“They say, best men are molded out of faults;
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad; so may my husband.”  – Measure for Measure


Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life

Cold Snap

April 15th, 2014 → 7:22 am

“‘Tis bitter cold,
And I am sick at heart.”  – Hamlet

And sick of it!  It was 70 degrees and sunny on Saturday, then last night it snowed (albeit briefly).  I had to pull my winter jacket back out again.  Argh.  I wish spring would just get here already.

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Choosing to Have More Kids

April 13th, 2014 → 7:50 am

“The world must be peopled.” – Much Ado About Nothing

Last month one friend of ours announced they were having another kid; today a different friend told us they’re trying for a third.  Wow!  And to think, we’re sticking with just one.  Kudos to everyone out there going for a second, third, or even fourth child.  Your efforts should help keep my social security checks coming one day.

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April 10th, 2014 → 8:49 am

“You pay a great deal too dear for what’s given freely.” – The Winter’s Tale

Our cable bill came in the mail yesterday, and it shot up $50 to $160 a month.  What?!?!  For television I can essentially watch for free on my computer?  Every month I pay that cable bill I feel I am being taken advantage of, and yet, I continue to pay it… for the convenience of being able to watch things on a TV instead of on a computer.  Stupid.

Filed under: Blog & Other & Self/My Life

A Good Insult

April 8th, 2014 → 7:59 am

“Thou art so leaky that we must leave thee to thy sinking.” – Antony and Cleopatra

The time just felt right this morning for a good insult.

Filed under: Blog & Other