Shakespeare real patron saint of England

April 23 is St. George’s Day, celebrating the patron saint of England. England is a secular society and the obvious fiction of George, a mythological figure whose “miracle” is slaying dragons. Actually, he was probably a crusader and the dragon was probably the Muslim faith, so the fiction is more fun. But the fact that … Continue reading Shakespeare real patron saint of England

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Celebrating the ‘King of Wit’

This week sees the 400th anniversary of the death of two giants of literature, Miguel de Cervantes (believed to be April 22) and William Shakespeare (believed to be April 23), although Spains Gregorian calendar was 11 days behind England’s Julian calendar, but it is more poetic to think of the Bard and El Príncipe de … Continue reading Celebrating the ‘King of Wit’

Chance encounter leads to 3D delight

Life is all about finding unexpected moments, and in those moments, finding gems that educate, inform and delight. One such unexpected moment happened during a trip to Dallas for the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention. Normally, the days are spent shepherding the students from one contest to another, judging or volunteering, or attending workshops. However, … Continue reading Chance encounter leads to 3D delight