July 26th, 2011 → 7:25 am

“Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp’d, doth burn the heart to cinders where it is.” – Titus Andronicus

My husband and I watched the film Antwone Fisher last night (we both ended up in tears).  One of the things it reminded me of was the power of catharsis, often helped along through the aid of a good psychologist (my mother was a psychologist, and the movie also reminded me very much of her).  I had a sound disagreement with my Aunt once, who told me that a person should never voice their hurts and their feelings because it’ll just make other people feel bad.  I have never disagreed with anything more.  As the quote above eloquently states, sorrow concealed only does damage in the end.

Filed under: Blog & Literature/Theatre/Art & Other


July 23rd, 2011 → 7:08 am

“Why, this is very midsummer madness.” – Twelfth Night

I couldn’t decide this morning whether I wanted to write about the Midwest’s record-breaking heat wave, or the incomprehensible budget talks in Washington.  And then, I came across this quote that applied equally well to both!  I can’t believe this unyielding 100+ degree heat, and as well, I can’t believe the infantile behavior of our politicians in Washington.  Sigh.  I pray both trends break soon…

Filed under: Blog & Other & Politics/Politicians

Megan Fox

July 22nd, 2011 → 7:38 am

“We’ll live,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies.”  – King Lear

I just found out that Transformers movie star Megan Fox has this Shakespeare quote on her right shoulder.  Actually, she has “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies” tattoed on her shoulder, which is a bit different, but still.  Apparently it is to remind her not to become caught up in the Hollywood scene, not to become a “gilded butterfly,” pretty, but weighed down and unable to fly.  Not a bad tattoo!

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July 18th, 2011 → 8:11 am

“To business that we love we rise betime, And go to’t with delight.” – Antony & Cleopatra

It’s Monday.  I’m tired from the weekend.  I’d rather turn around and crawl back into bed.  If you feel like I do, here’s hoping you at least like your job, so rising on Monday morning and getting to it, if not a “delight,” at least isn’t half bad.  😉

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Summer Heat

July 11th, 2011 → 7:56 am

“Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines.” – Sonnet 18

There is an extreme heat advisory in St. Louis today.  It is supposed to top 100 degrees, with a heat index approaching 117.  I noticed last night, at around 10:30 p.m. it was 95 degrees!  At 10:30 p.m.!  Stay cool everyone…

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4th of July

July 4th, 2011 → 7:11 am

“Liberty!  Freedom!  Tyranny is dead!” – Julius Caesar

I’ve been rather negative in this blog so far, on politicians, the economy, people.  So I decided it was about time to show a little positivity!  America does a lot of things wrong – and god knows I’ll continue commenting on them in future blog posts – but in truth, it does even more right.  Happy 4th of July everyone!  Whoop Whoop!

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July 3rd, 2011 → 7:48 am

“Foolery…does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.” – Twelfth Night

I have no particularly pertinent quote for the day, so I thought I’d just add one that seems to apply all the time!  To politicians, to colleagues, to friends, to family members, to myself.  Ah, the foolish things we do, every day…

Filed under: Blog & Economics/Money & Other & Politics/Politicians & Self/My Life & Stupid/Evil People

DSK Affair

July 2nd, 2011 → 7:11 am

“Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving” – Othello

I feel this describes what happened to DSK and to his accuser.  At first, DSK was evil and she was pure as snow, now he isn’t evil and she’s a blackguard.  Both “reputations” have to be simplistic.  Personally, I think he did it.  As my mom always said, judge a man by how he’s treated women before you.  And how many hotel maids go to work every day looking for sex?  C’mon.  But still, there could be nuance and that’s what the media (and society?) doesn’t seem to quite understand.

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