Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Word Play

Inspired by my last post (Blushing Bard) and the boatload of words that Shakespeare created, I decided to check out newly minted words now gracing the Merriam-Webster dictionary — an entertaining and instructive exercise for us as wordsmiths. First, we … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

In honor of The Bard’s birthday, which is coming up (approximately) next week, I thought we’d all enjoy one of his lovely songs: It was a lover and his lass, With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, … Continue reading

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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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