Posted in inspiration, life, writing

Fine words and wisdom

I was just updating my “Fine Words and Wisdom” page with a quote from one of The Accidental Chef‘s posts and started wondering about what quotes mean to and about people. I realized, in rereading mine, that they provide a snapshot of who I am, what I believe and what I value.

In a recent post I wrote about an annual list I kept as a child — well into my 20s, actually. It’s a time capsule of who I was then and what I thought and felt. The similarity to the habit I have today of keeping a journal of quotes and pieces of writing that I identify with, just occurred to me as I reread some of those quotes this morning. Continue reading “Fine words and wisdom”

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Posted in art, books

Shakespeare and sword fights

I’m a regular reader of Cul de Sac, the wonderful cartoon work of Richard Thompson. And, I love to read his blog which today mentioned his wife’s work with a group of 5th graders who are presenting Macbeth, complete with sword fights. What a great way to teach kids something like Shakespeare and have them really enjoy it! She blogs about it at The Scottish Play with Wee Ones.