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Hacking for Dummies

As someone who needs words to understand symbols and images to comprehend concepts, I welcomed, years ago, the advent of instructional books for dummies, that is, for those otherwise excluded from the blessings of knowledge. Remembrance of things past brings … Continue reading

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Self-Help and the War on Common Sense

“… I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air And more inconstant than the wind Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trump

“If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.” (Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 4) By general consent, in American elections there is no kingdom for a stage, there are no princes to … Continue reading

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Arab Winters

“Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York…” King Richard III, act 1, sc. 1 Five years elapsed since the first of the widely acclaimed “Arab Springs”, though it does not seem that … Continue reading

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Connections Dreamt in our Philosophy

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 5) Or, rather, there are apparently unconnected things, which, at closer inspection, seem linked by a logical thread. This article … Continue reading

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Crime and (un)Punishment

“ … Foul deeds will rise, Though all the world o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.” Hamlet act 1, sc. 2 American visitors to this site will probably know of the event, but here is a summary for our international guests. … Continue reading

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Syriza, Not So Greek to Us

CASSIUS Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA Ay, he spoke Greek. CASSIUS  To what effect? CASCA (I don’t know)… but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek … Continue reading

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100,000 Visitors to Your Daily Shakespeare

“To solemnize this day, the glorious sun Stays his course, and plays the alchymist; Turning, with splendour of his precious eye, The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold.” King John, act 3, sc. 1 Yesterday, Sep 30, 2014, this site … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Weather, take 1

“Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, And make me travel forth without my cloak, To let base clouds o’ertake me in my way, Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke?” (SON 34) Comment.  Here in the US Northwest, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Romanticism and the Role of Woman in a Gated Democracy

“Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date…” (SON.18) Comment. As we will try to … Continue reading

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