Daily Archives: June 9, 2018

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HAMLET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, scene 2

— 2.2 — In a room in the castle, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern were speaking. Also present were various attendants. “Welcome, dear Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!” King Claudius said. “We have much wanted to see you, but in … Continue reading

Posted in Shakespeare | Tagged | Leave a comment

David Bruce: Education Anecdotes

Sister Helen P. Mrosla, a Franciscan nun, taught Mark Eklund in the third grade at Saint Mary’s School in Morris, MN, and she taught him again in a math course in the ninth grade. One day, the students were struggling … Continue reading

Posted in Anecdotes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Edgar Lee Masters: Nellie Clark (Spoon River Anthology)

I WAS only eight years old; And before I grew up and knew what it meant I had no words for it, except That I was frightened and told my Mother; And that my Father got a pistol And would … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Trouble on baltic ave

Originally posted on t r e f o l o g y:
Anyplace the Parker Bros would go to drink, invariably, they would dis-cover that their money was no good there. II. Disco lunge, she said

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lao-Tzu #62: Words that are beautiful are worth much, but good behavior can only be learned by example.

62   The Tao is the tabernacle of creation, it is a treasure for those who are good, and a place of refuge for those who are not.   How can those who are not good be abandoned? Words that … Continue reading

Posted in Taoism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Aesop: The Fox and the Mosquitoes

A Fox after crossing a river got its tail entangled in a bush, and could not move. A number of Mosquitoes seeing its plight settled upon it and enjoyed a good meal undisturbed by its tail. A hedgehog strolling by … Continue reading

Posted in Aesop | Tagged | Leave a comment