Budget Crises

June 25th, 2011 → 6:46 am

Lord Chief Justice: “Your means are very slender, and your waste is great.”

Falstaff: “I would it were otherwise, I would my means were greater and my waist slenderer.”

– King Henry IV, Part II

An apt commentary on the current U.S. budget crisis.  Though isn’t this true for all of us?  I read a report the other day that even our babies are now too fat (!): http://www.npr.org/blogs

Filed under: Blog & Economics/Money

Surgery

June 24th, 2011 → 6:35 am

“With the help of a surgeon he might yet recover, and prove an ass.” — Midsummer Night’s Dream

About nine weeks ago now I had surgery on my left hip – my third surgery in that area since a car accident in Turkey about 15 years ago.  Every day for the last nine weeks I’ve worked at physical therapy and getting my strength back and I hope soon to return to being an ass.  I know some people already think I am an ass and if that’s so, then I really hope to return to being my old self again soon.  Cheers.

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

Anthony Weiner

June 23rd, 2011 → 7:04 am

“Small things make base men proud.” — King Henry VI, Part II

Shakespeare’s commentary on Anthony Weiner.

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

The Shakespeare Quote of the Day!

June 22nd, 2011 → 11:31 pm

Welcome to my blog!  After much thought and consideration I’ve decided to make this blog conform to a particular theme.  Perhaps I’ll upend things from time to time with randomly interjected comments, but for the most part, this blog will be devoted to Shakespeare quotes and witticisms.  Thus, the blog’s unofficial title:  “The Shakespeare Quote of the Day!”

Every morning, in the early hours of the day as I sip my coffee and wait to hear my baby’s first howl, I’ll sit down at the computer and offer up a Shakespeare quote that feels pertinent at that moment.  I may add some commentary on it, I may not, I’m not sure yet, but I do know that I’ll explore all of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, and for anyone who enjoys an apt observation, a biting quip, or a searing description, stay tuned… Shakespeare never disappoints!

Filed under: Blog