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Something Wonderful

When Daisies Pied When daisies pied, and violets blue, And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight. William Shakespeare      

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Poetry Play

“Poetry is the music of the soul.”     Voltaire April showers bring May flowers, surely something joyous and uplifting to celebrate. The month of April also offers another delight: National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world. Coast … Continue reading

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Wizardly Wordplay

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — ’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain Mark Twain had a simple rule for writing: “Use the right word … Continue reading

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First Folio

Over the years, I’ve seen a manuscript of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, hand-corrected copies of Oscar Wilde’s wildly popular plays, and an illuminated Magna Carta. But nothing quite prepared me for seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio. Published in 1623, … Continue reading

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Playful Pummeling

A quick inspirational glance at my shelves led me to pull out Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History’s Ten Most Revolutionary Minds by Michael Gelb. Now we might have a bit of a quibble about some of his … Continue reading

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Blushing Bard

Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Words coined by Shakespeare It’s been 400 years since Shakespeare shook off his mortal coil and in honor of the anniversary of his passing, April 23rd, it seemed appropriate … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In celebration of the Immortal Bard, one of his lovely sonnets: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took, And each doth good turns now unto the other: When that mine eye is famish’d for a look, Or heart … Continue reading

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