• Poetry

    Et Tu, Brute

    As most of you know, I do love my Shakespeare (you’d think the blog name would make that obvious, huh? 😉 ). I’m inspired, often, by his words. I’ve even decided on a quote to use for a tattoo (if I’m ever brave enough to get one) from my favorite Shakespeare sonnet. That’s how much I love his work. I even know how I want it to look and where I’d want it to go. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a coward in that particular area. But maybe one day, when I’m a bit more courageous. I often surprise myself however, when I find myself writing something that brings to…

  • books,  Writing

    A Shakespeare Inspired Play The Bard Himself Would Crack A Grin At

    I don’t normally do book reviews. Firstly, I feel intimidated by the thought of trying to think of something smart to say. Secondly, did I miss something in the book that people are going to call me out on that’s going to make me feel terribly stupid? Thirdly, I am not a critic and can only give you my opinion about the book. With all of that in mind, when I like a book enough to talk about it, especially to blog about it, then I REALLY like it. I like it so much that I am super excited about it and think everyone else should read it as well.…

  • Life,  Random,  theatre

    I Keep Saying This Lately

    I know I keep apologizing for the lack of posts lately but I am truly sorry for not writing. Having 3-4 kids at home for summer vacation is a terrible inconvenience in the writing (and work) sector of my life. I’m very certain once they go back to school and a more stable schedule is back in place I will be able to get back to writing and posting every day. So, until then let’s scrap the normal blog schedule and I just post what I can when I can. How would that be for everyone? Great! I did go to see The Tempest Friday night and loved it! It…

  • books,  celebrities,  Movies,  theatre

    My First Live Shakespeare Play

    Tomorrow night I am going to go see this: It’s being performed over at a local university, Texas Christian University, along with The Comedy of Errors, which I have heard is fantastic but I will not get an opportunity to go see. I can’t wait to see The Tempest. It’s my first live Shakespeare play, and I’m going with My Girls, the ‘evil’ ladies I’ve only known for a few months. We have all decided to help support local performers and artists, and it gives us all the culture and friendship we are all wanting in our lives. My first live Shakespeare with like-minded people, what more could I ask…

  • celebrities,  Random,  Writing

    Versatile Blogger Award

    Alrighty then. I was notified by my friend CJ on Sunday night that she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’m very honored at the award. Basically, it means that someone considers my writing of a certain quality, and wants to recognize that and share with others. I am very humbled, and pleased, that she thought of me. Thank you, CJ, for your kindness and thoughtfulness. It means a lot to me. You can find CJ over at DYSB Writing. She has come a long way since I first met her in January, and I am very happy to call her ‘friend’. Now, to accept the award there are some…

  • Poetry,  Thoughts

    Monday’s Muse: Verisimilitude

    This was a very long weekend. It’s one of those that you want to say ‘can we try again?” But, not me. Not this time. There are some things that just need to happen, whether for good or ill. Getting through something like this gives us strength and teaches us a little more about ourselves. I am finding that I’ve finally become resigned that a certain decision is going to have to be made, and the more I watch this play unfold, the more I am certain that I am going to have to become the antagonist. That’s not a pleasant decision. It makes you think, though, that sometimes the…

  • celebrities,  Holidays,  Journal,  Life,  Love,  Movies,  Poetry,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Happy 450th William!

    I had meant to write this post yesterday, but, after spending two days getting to know a stomach virus pretty intimately, I had a lot of work to catch up on. So, as Friday’s are supposed to be for Features I am going to make this Friday all about Shakespeare. Why? Firstly, because, ahem, look at the blog name. Secondly, because sometime this week, the world’s greatest playwright was born. This is a big deal for all of us literary geeks.  No one person has influenced literature, and our culture, more than William Shakespeare. Plays, poetry, prose, movies, theater…all of it would not be what it is today without Shakespeare’s influence. Actors,…

  • Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Endings and Beginnings

    Yesterday my friend that passed away earlier this week was laid to rest. It was a nice service, and moving. I think, for me, the most moving moment was when I turned and looked around and saw how many people had filled the church where the service was held. There were so many people that there was not a single spot to sit without crowding. My friend was a man who was well-loved, well-thought of, and a man who had touched and made a difference in all of those lives. There was a moment when one of the men who spoke during the service made a statement that made me…