Monthly Archives: April 2016

Where does the Sidewalk End?

Blog Post #282016-04-28 10.55.17

Dear Readers,

It’s been a month, hasn’t it? I feel like a whirlwind. I’ve been everywhere doing a bit of everything, picking up and dropping paper here and there, but never feeling like I managed to get somewhere. We’ve had snow and lightning and eighty degree weather here this month to match my shiftiness. I feel rather worn despite physical evidence of my endeavors. I’ll be sure to show you all the numbers for April in next month’s recap post, but for now it’s time to take a look at March’s Word Counts. Continue reading

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Love, Hate, and the Bard

Post #27

2016-04-25 19.16.35

ACT I

As a writer writing within the English language, I have always in some way or another been aware of Shakespeare. In high school I covered Macbeth a few times between various literature and drama classes. In learning to stage a fight, I played Macbeth to prove my project partner and I could in fact sword fight well enough for the stage. I never did learn to pull my blows though…I may have broken my third sword during the actual graded performance. In my English Literature class we read sonnets, touched on the fact that 10 Things I Hate About You was a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, and watched Scotland, P.A. just to make sure I knew Macbeth. As a prop master, I watched a fellow student race out of the theater and spin three times for having mentioned The Scottish Play while we were working on The Hobbit.

I knew Shakespeare, but then again, not at all. Continue reading

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