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Inauguration

Inauguration Blues

Despite the deepest hopes of many die-hard Trump supporters that the outgoing president would somehow snatch victory from defeat at the eleventh hour, Joe Biden is to be inaugurated today.  Our second nominally Catholic president shall no doubt wish to ceremonially cloak himself in Kennedy’s mantle; unfortunately for him, both COVID-19 restrictions and the odd [...]

What Happens When You Teach Your Son Shakespeare

A few days before the New Year Chippy and I spent the day studying Shakespeare.  In the morning we looked through "Shakespeare's Complete Works" from my college days at the University of Texas, complete with my teenage marginalia. Then, I asked Chippy to read from the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet," and later that [...]

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