Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’



May 1st, 2021 Posted 8:13 am

Although rough winds do shake the darling buds of May it’s sure good to see those buds! This seems like a good time to thank all the readers of the Chet and Bernie series. Your support means so much. Thank you.


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Shakespeare and Dogs


March 16th, 2021 Posted 8:39 am

The Ides of March was yesterday, so Shakespeare pops into consciousness, as he so often does, even unconsciously. Was he a dog lover? Afraid not. There are lots of dog references – including “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war” from Julius Caesar, but there is only one named canine character in all of the plays – Crab in Two Gentlemen of Verona – and the references are neutral at best, and never loving. Well, no one’s perfect, not even Mr. S. Crab! Good grief.


Wise Men …


February 5th, 2018 Posted 8:52 am

… never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.


Shakespeare and Weather (More)


October 2nd, 2014 Posted 8:47 am

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude.”

“Could he have written that if he’d been from Yuma, Arizona?” Admin says.

“Oh, no – not Yuma again?” says Spence. There’s wind in Yuma, by the way. And ingratitude, too, most likely.”

“Very different kind of wind. And Yuma winter is not what Shakespeare would have called winter.”

“Your point?”

“Simply that there may be even at this very moment a thwarted Yuma Shakespeare.”

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