Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Welcome, Summer Solstice

Image by Maksym Diachenko Thought for the Week Some love summer best of all Some love it least, it seems But like all creatures great and small* God weaves each summer from His dreams ~Mitch Teemley “Thy eternal summer shall … Continue reading

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Love in the Post-COVID Era

A year ago, I wrote about Love in the Time of Coronavirus. This may seem like a bookend to that post, but it’s more like a midpoint reality check. At first, we weren’t that frightened. But as infections and deaths … Continue reading

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Letting My Geek Flag Fly

“Some are born geeks, some achieve geekness, and others have geekness thrust upon them.” ~with apologies to William (a.k.a. “Willy the Geek”) Shakespeare I wanted so badly to be cool. But throughout my primary school years and into high school … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Hate Win

“In time we hate that which we often fear.” ~William Shakespeare Fear laid the foundation. Fear and frustration that there was nothing we could do to stop the growing pandemic. Then in America, a hater arose, one man brutally, mercilessly … Continue reading

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Observe the Truth

I once studied Shakespeare with the renowned British actor Brewster Mason. Each time I would act out the Bard’s words, Brewster would interrupt me and say, “No, no, no, observe the meter, observe the meter!” It wasn’t until years later … Continue reading

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Goodnight, Moon

At bedtime each night, I step outside to say goodnight to the moon and its Creator. Its Creator is always there, but the moon is sometimes otherwise engaged; on those nights I send it a text. My favorite nights are the … Continue reading

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Something Wonderfully Wrong

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I met this girl who loved God and Shakespeare (in that order). She was smart. Creative. And as pretty as English china. Outwardly decorous, inwardly stubborn—Jane Austen meets the Rebel Alliance. I thought I’d found heaven.…

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Free Will!

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare Are we free? Or is the ability to choose an illusion? Why is our understanding of this subject so dim? It seems clear that we are … Continue reading

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Creativity

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot “Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse “Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” ~Julia … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Something

Featured Blogger I repent! In my subtle (or not so subtle) narcissism, I have rarely featured the writings of other worthy bloggers (note how the phrase “other worthy…” cleverly places me in their ranks). What better time to correct this heinous … Continue reading

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