July 27, 2008

“Home is not where you live, but where they understand you”

Christian Morganstern

Home. Home is a beautiful word. I am overjoyed to be home.

I have been home for a while, but I needed time to recover from my vacation. My family traveled to Oregon for a professional conference. We then traveled like madmen from Oregon to Iowa in just over two days. We then spent all day everyday with friends and family. We had a nice time, but we were looking forward to a slower, quieter drive back to Oregon before flying home again. We were planning to travel in 10 days what was traveled in two the week before.

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Much Ado

June 8, 2008

Oh, what men dare do!  What men may do!  What men daily do, not knowing what they do!                                                  – 4.1.17 & 18

So says Count Claudio in William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”


I read this much beloved play this week.  I must confess a love of Shakespeare.  I had never thought to love Shakespeare as my first encounters in high school English class were not to my liking.  I believe this was more from the ignorance of youth than any lack in my teachers or the Bard.


While I love Shakespeare, “Much Ado” is my favorite.  “Hamlet” and “Midsummer” are regarded nearly as well.  While spending some days visiting my friends Benedick and Beatrice, Don Pedro and Leonato, and my good friend Dogberry (Claudio and Hero as well, I suppose), I heard these words afresh.


The quote triggered a memory of Paul of Tarsus speaking with such emotion

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