September 19th, 2011 → 8:35 am

“I could endure anything before but a cat.” – All’s Well that Ends Well

Apparently Shakespeare was not at all fond of cats, which is too bad, because I love them.  I guess this marks my second disagreement now with the great bard (though, like the first disagreement on economics, I can certainly come up with a twist that brings us closer together: think feral cats of the 16th century).  Since my husband and baby have been away all week, my cat NoMe and I have been comforting each other and cuddling at all hours of the day, in all rooms of the house.  We’re thick as thieves right now…

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

Michele Bachmann

September 17th, 2011 → 7:43 am

“…have we eaten on the insane root
That takes the reason prisoner?”  – Macbeth

Michele Bachmann has been repeating the claim that vaccines cause mental retardation, despite the fact that there is no scientific evidence for this whatsoever.  Her stance is based simply on the fact that somebody told her so.  Uh…huh?

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians


September 15th, 2011 → 7:23 am

“This must my comfort be,
That sun that warms you here shall shine on me.”  – Richard II

My husband took my baby and flew off to Nevada to visit his brother.  So I’m home alone.
It’s scary quiet in here…

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Republican Presidential Debate

September 13th, 2011 → 5:13 am

“A great reckoning in a little room.” – As You Like It

It appears that the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Perry, was attacked on all sides last night.  It’s about time he answer for his views on social security, women’s rights, money in politics, and more.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

9/11 Anniversary

September 11th, 2011 → 7:55 am

“One for all or all for one we gage.” – Lucrece

On this 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy I feel a strong comradery with my fellow Americans.  One for all and all for one! – if we can just stick together, work together, and look out for each other, we can do anything.  I know it.

Filed under: Blog & Other


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.

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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

Shakespeare 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!

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