Today is the Ides of March. I am planning to re-read Julius Caesar in commemoration.  I remember that this play was the first of Shakespeare's plays I had ever seen on stage. I was in 9th grade . . . I had never before seen a Shakespeare play on stage. Is that true? Perhaps . . . … Continue reading Memory


Gay Marriage VI

  In traditional marriage, throughout all the English speaking world, a woman becomes a wife; a man, a husband. In English, these titles, if you will, reveal something intrinsic in the traditional mentality concerning marriage. 'Wife' comes from the Anglo-saxon word for female, not woman or spouse. In this context, female is equal to breeder, … Continue reading Gay Marriage VI