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The Clintons’ War on Women

“I do condemn mine ears that have so long attended thee” (Cymbeline, act 1, sc. 6) This is an unpleasant blog to write and I apologize in advance for the language, to my twenty-five readers. As a mitigating factor, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Inequality and Society

ARVIRAGUS Are we not brothers? IMOGEN So man and man should be; But clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 1) “…Methinks I see my father”, says Hamlet. “Where my lord?” asks … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Health Care and the Limits of Medicine

Whom worse than a physician Would this report become? But I consider, By medicine life may be prolong’d, yet death Will seize the doctor too. Cymbeline, act 5, sc. 5 For ordinary citizens it is difficult to understand the issues … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Horse with Wings and a Holy Helicopter

“O, for a horse with wings!” (Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 2) Comment.  If avarice were not the blindest of human passions, the motives of the topic and egregiously Christian pastor in Texas might excite our curiosity. That avarice seems to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, (purposeful) Blindness and Overpopulation

“…our very eyes Are sometimes like our judgments, blind!” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 1)   Comment.  By not acknowledging a problem we cannot fix it and as long as it remains invisible it will remain insoluble. In the instance, overpopulation … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Having Had Enough

“I do condemn mine ears that have So long attended thee.” (Cymbeline act 1, sc. 6) Comments.  The line accurately reflects how many people feel about the presidential debates or about whoever talks, comments, extols, criticizes, pontificates about one or … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Fresh Breath and Bad Breath Remedies if Needed

“The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweetens not thy breath.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc. 1) Tips for Use. Perfect answer if your better (or worse) half is concerned about her/his breath and queries you about it. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Social Darwinism

… clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc.1) Tips for Use.  This is the reply to yesterday’s views of King Lear on Socialism. It is equally the implied argument of neo-liberals, evangelists … Continue reading

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Nonsense! Or Senseless Speaking

 “… senseless speaking or a speaking such As sense cannot untie.” (Cymbeline act 5 sc. 4) Tips for Use. That many speak nonsense or don’t know what they are talking about requires no explanation or proof. Turn on any TV … Continue reading

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