For those interested, PBS (Public Broadcasting System) has posted the entire video of the King Lear performance staring Sir Ian McKellan. It is well worth seeing for any Shakespearean aficionado.
As it turned out I had started reading Lear just a few days before stumbling across the video. Very fortuitous. So I read along while watching, one Act each night during this holy week. It was quite
I think that I may have figured out why steam went out of use in transportation. It's too simple, too easy. I used to think of steam engines as a quaint, old-fashioned thing, but recently they came to my attention again in a way that made me go into the matter a little more, and I learned that there were steam engines in the 1920's that had total efficiencies that were as good as or better than most internal combustion automobiles have now. Doble put out models that weighed over 5000 pounds that
Updated 04-22-2012 at 04:08 PM by PeterL
I have found myself entering into a phase in which I am submerging myself in Aniecent Greek literature, and mythology, which has always reamined a long time interest of mine, though I did not really plan things out this way, it is just sort of the way they came about.
First of all I had not that long ago read the Iliad and a long time ago I saw this special program that was on the history channel, cannot recall what it was called, but it explored various different ancient myths,
One of my former students-he graduated last year-was shot and killed last night around 10 o'clock.
He had just finished playing a game of basketball and was sitting in a car on a dark street, with his cousin. They were waiting for his cousin's ride when another car drove up. It was someone they knew and they argued over a girl his cousin had been seeing. The young man in the car pulled out a gun and shot them. Victor was shot two times in the back. He was treated at a nearby hospital,
Updated 04-06-2012 at 03:51 AM by qimissung
I am a very selfish person when it comes to my son. I had to kick myself today when I realized this. I try to find fun stuff for us to do after school so he won't be bored and ask to go visit someone. He has two good friends and they are very sweet boys and their parents are great. They encourage the boys to play together as much as possible. I never suggest it to my boy that maybe he should go visit a friend, if he asks I of course let him if possible and when they call him I say yes of course