Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Sweet Adversity

“You are not judged by the  number of times you fail, but by the number of times you succeed. And the number of times you succeed is directly related to the number of times you fail and keep on going.”   … Continue reading

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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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