Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Urges or Conscience?

“To thine own self be true,” writes Shakespeare as Polonius in his play Hamlet.  Those words have become so popular that you can find entire Tumblrs of pics of people with “to thine own self be true” tattoos. People often use this phrase when they are feeling defensive and want … Continue reading

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Olive the reasons I took my picture with an olive.

Here are olive the reasons I posed for a picture with an olive. I needed to liven up my picture, so I put an olive in it! “Even when seen from near, the olive shows a hue of far away.”  –Richard … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like Shakespeare (Neither Did Tolstoy)

If you have ever attended high school, you’ve probably been made to read a play (or several plays and sonnets) by William Shakespeare. For me reading Shakespeare was very hard work.  I don’t like Shakespeare. Then my daughter (who graduated … Continue reading

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