FOR ALL TIME – The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO

The Shakespeare FIRST Folio is a gift to our world. This is your invitation to join me at the Vancouver Art Gallery to view The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO. The First Folio was printed in 1623. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories & Tragedies arranged Shakespeare plays into the categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies for the firstContinue reading “FOR ALL TIME – The Shakespeare FIRST FOLIO”

Sonnet 73 That Time of Year with William Shakespeare

This is the season of changing colours and winds of winter’s coming. It is a perfect time to read Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare, which uses natural metaphors of decline and decay to speak of aging and transitions. Autumn, fading sunset, twilight, and glowing fire remind us that love grows stronger, more profound as weContinue reading “Sonnet 73 That Time of Year with William Shakespeare”

Farewell to Summer

Autumn has come, carrying a crisp wind from the north, signaling the arrival of a new season. The leaves are transitioning to the golden reds and browns, eagerly waiting for the freedom to float in the air in their descent to the ground Next to me is a pot of freshly brewed tea called MysticContinue reading “Farewell to Summer”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Whole misadventured piteous overthrows Do with their death bury theirContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Writing Rules

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” William Shakespeare I try to imagine William Shakespeare reading a book on the rules of writing.  Rules create a comfort zone, even for those magnificent free spirits who feel constrained byContinue reading “Writing Rules”

The Witches’ Brew

“Double, double toil and trouble;  Fire burn and cauldron bubble” William Shakespeare – Witches in Macbeth. This week celebrates two events: Halloween on October 31st and All Saints’ Day on November 1st. Halloween is actually a contraction for All Hallows Evening, which signifies the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows. There is someContinue reading “The Witches’ Brew”