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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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Erdowin, Erdowon, Erdogan

… hing, hang, hog… Hang hog is Latin for bacon, I warrant you. (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, sc.1) To the articulate speculations of many analysts on the failed coup in Turkey I will not add the vanity of … Continue reading

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Chicago Burning

“…a man’s life’s no more than to say ‘One.’ ” Hamlet, act V, sc. 1 During the recent Memorial Day week-end in Chicago, eight people were killed, and at least 57 more wounded. For somewhat  folkloristically funereal reasons, it is … Continue reading

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Mass-shootings and False Consciousness

“… The undiscovered country from whose bourn No traveler returns – puzzles the will. And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1) Roseburg is the … Continue reading

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Unofficial Charleston

A man’s life is no more than to say “one” (Hamlet, act 5, sc. 2)   Given the massive media coverage, to further expostulate on the Charleston murders, why day is day, night is night and time is time, were … Continue reading

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Murder Most Foul

“Murder most foul, as in the best it is”… but the murder of yet another innocent family in Gorlovka, East Ukraine, properly qualifies for being “most foul, strange and unnatural.” And, given that brevity is the soul of wit (1), … Continue reading

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Comedy of Terrors

“Madness in great ones must not unwatch’d go.” Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1   While “misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows”(1), the FBI looks for strange bed-fellows to increase their misery – in the name of the war on … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo, Ali Aba and 40 Hypocrites

” ‘Tis too much proved – that with devotion’s visage And pious action we do sugar o’er the devil himself.” Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1 Ali Baba had to deal with forty thieves. After the Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris dealt … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Courage & a Fallen Hero

“…there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Language, War and Madness

“Mad call I it; for, to define true madness, What is’t but to be nothing else but mad” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) That language continuously evolves needs no demonstration. It is commonly overlooked, however, how certain words or expressions … Continue reading

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