Daily Archives: June 14, 2018

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HAMLET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1 and 2

— 4.1 — In a room of the castle, King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern were meeting. “There’s a reasonfor these sighs, these profound heaves,” King Claudius said to Queen Gertrude, who was upset by her encounter with Hamlet. “You … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: A. D. Blood and Dora Williams and Mrs. Williams (Spoon River Anthology)

A. D. Blood IF YOU in the village think that my work was a good one, Who closed the saloons and stopped all playing at cards, And haled old Daisy Fraser before Justice Arnett, In many a crusade to purge … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #67: With compassion, you will be able to be brave, With moderation, you will be able to give to others, With humility, you will be able to become a great leader.

67   The world talks about honoring the Tao, but you can’t tell it from their actions. Because it is thought of as great, the world makes light of it. It seems too easy for anyone to use.   There … Continue reading

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Aesop: The Old Man and Death

An old labourer, bent double with age and toil, was gathering sticks in a forest. At last he grew so tired and hopeless that he threw down the bundle of sticks, and cried out: ‘I cannot bear this life any … Continue reading

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