Monthly Archives: December 2017

David Bruce: Old Age Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/people-old-elderly-man-woman-2582878/ Women were a rare sight in the western frontier. Mark Twain relates in Roughing It that “once in Star City, in the Humboldt Mountains, I took my place in a sort of long, post-office single file of miners, to … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Antipholus of Syracuse, who was wearing the necklace that Angelo the goldsmith had given to him, stood on a public street and said to himself, “Every man I meet here in Ephesus greets me as if I … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 26: FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE

https://pixabay.com/en/addict-addiction-ashtray-bad-burnt-84430/ *** FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE *** Forbidden knowledge Knowledge of all human vices Experience, too *** NOTE: Ulysses wanted to know and experience all human virtues and all human vices. Pursuit of the knowledge and experience of all human virtues is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS: A Retelling Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — In a room in the house of Antipholus of Ephesus, Adriana and Luciana were talking. “Luciana, did he really try to make you fall in love with him? Could you tell by his eyes whether or not … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Nudity Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/model-artemis-fauna-monochromatic-3039462/ Groucho Marx used to tell a story about a beautiful Ziegfeld girl who liked to have a few drinks before and during a show. In the show, she would sit on a swing, and swing while singing a little … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors: A Retelling Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — In a public place stood three people: the goldsmith Angelo, a merchant to whom he owed money, and a police officer who was dressed in the tough leather uniform that the police officers of Ephesus customarily wore … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors: A Retelling Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse had finished dining with her sister, Adriana, and now they were talking together. Luciana said to Antipholus of Syracuse, whom she thought was married to her sister, “Is it possible that you … Continue reading

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