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A Winter’s Tale in Winter: Knowing Like a Lover Does

Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale ´╗┐begins with a familiar plot device, best friends divided because one person mistakingly believes that the other has betrayed him by sleeping with his partner. A number of highjinks follow until friend one realizes his mistake... Continue Reading →

Falling Leaves and “Of Mice and Men”

Today all the leaves got undressed in our yard and expected me to pick up after them.  And let me tell you, it looked like those trees had invited their friends and relatives to do the same - a variable... Continue Reading →

The Temptation of Freedom: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, A Postscript

Running thematically throughout Shakespeare's The Tempest is the desire for freedom and how this desire might be incorporated into a just and stable political community. Ariel, Caliban, and even Miranda, for instance, all seek in their own ways to be... Continue Reading →

The Tempest of My Heart: Shakespeare and Home Renovations

I am not a patient person. I hate waiting. I hate the wasted time involved in running errands. Relaxing is not a skill I desire nor one which I posses. Patience is no virtue. And whoever said that was a... Continue Reading →

Our Team: Waiting up for Wakefield

Tonight, The Red Sox begin another play off run. Below is the post I wrote when Tim Wakefield won his 200th game on Sept. 13, 2011. Wakefield is no longer with us, but the Red Sox remain my team, although... Continue Reading →

Comedy of Justice: James Lee Burke’s “The Jealous Kind”

I have a ridiculous beast of a dog.  Everything about him is kind of ludicrous. For instance, he is really big (132 pounds big) and his body is so long that it takes his butt a while to catch up... Continue Reading →

About Love: David Adams Richards, Infinity and Eternity

  In a terribly sad song, Blake's View, M. Ward speaks about comforting someone who has "lost their one and only." Ward's consolation, that "death is just a door, you'll be reunited on the other side," is sung in such... Continue Reading →

Smelly Dogs and Lost Highways

Before there was glorious Tim, there was sweet Jake.  Jake wasn't as big as Tim or as goofy, but he persevered- training with me for marathons, fighting off two pit bulls and then two German shepherds, even surviving the attack... Continue Reading →

Baseball, David Duchovny, and the Nature of Time

My family are Red Sox nuts. We have swag, we know stats, and we watch a lot of baseball (well, my flat mates do. I occassionally remember a name and look up fromwhatever I am reading to catch a highlight,... Continue Reading →

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