Category Archives: Motivational Sayings

Basket of Deplorables

…a dialog with deplorables… I was walking home after a moderate jog in the park, looking at the barren trees and the boughs where late the sweet birds sang… – thinking ahead about the daffodils that come before the swallows … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Selective Media Silence

 “… lend me ten thousand eyes, And I will fill them with prophetic tears” Troilus and Cressida, act 2, sc. 2 The migration of unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador to the United States has caught for an … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in a Corporation or Job Interview

 “…there are throats to be cut and works to be done.” (King Henry V, act 3, sc. 4) Probably, Shakespeare would not fare well today in a job interview. For example, it is assumed, especially in a sales or marketing … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Dialog between a US Judge and a Terrorist

“That which you are my thoughts cannot transpose: Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell; Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.” (Macbeth, act 4, sc. 3) Comment.  In a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Julius Caesar and Unrepeatable Scenes

“How many ages hence Shall this, our lofty scene be acted over, In states unborn and accents yet unknown.” (Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1) Comment. Unlike Cassius’ predictions on the legacy of Caesar’s murder, the shameful, shameless and abhorrent … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Easter, Habit and Curious Related Information

“How use doth breed a habit in a man!” (Two Gentlemen from Verona, act 5, sc. 4) Comment.  Now that this year’s Easter is past, here is some related or, if you like, remarkably useless information. To begin with, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Valiant Woman

“… It is held, That valour is the chiefest virtue And most dignifies the haver.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  Malalai Joya, 34, a courageous Afghan woman, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Italian Cities and the Mystery of Things

… And take upon’s the mystery of things (King Lear, act 5, sc. 3) It is good to be home in Portland, after a fast trip with three presentations in Genoa, Turin and Milan – presentations of my book, (title … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, the New Year and the Power of Hope

“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow’s wings: Kings it makes gods, and meaner creatures kings.”  (King Richard III, act 5, sc. 2) Comments. True, we only have to look at the news and we see things that leave … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Peace with Comments on the King’s Chapel Christmas Concert

“And peace proclaims olives of endless age” (SON 107)   Comments. I like(d) to listen to the Cambridge King’s College Choir’ Christmas Concert. This time I didn’t and opted instead to tune in to the Spanish-Mexican Radio Station of Portland, … Continue reading

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