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Friday Musings: The Buttons on Your Blouse (repost)

Friday Musings: The Buttons on Your Blouse (repost)

I’m down with the flu so I’m reposting one of my favorite Friday Musings from January of 2017 that has great meaning for me right now. I’ll be back on Monday with a new Booktails post.

One of the saddest, most beautiful songs I know was written by Warren Zevon just before he died in September of 2003. It’s the last track on his final album, The Wind, and it’s clear that Zevon intended it to be a goodbye song. He knew he was dying. In fact, he was so ill at the time he recorded it, that

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Wednesday Shakespeare: You Are My Muse

Wednesday Shakespeare: You Are My Muse

Today I’m taking just a bit of liberty with my Shakespeare theme and writing about one of my favorite Valentine’s Day movies, Shakespeare in Love. If you’ve never seen it, then you absolutely must. Tonight, if you can. Or this weekend. Plan a date around it. It’s intelligent and sweet and beautifully shot, and it has, hands down, some of the most romantic lines about love ever spoken. The film tells the tale of an imaginary love affair between William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps, played by

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Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

Monday Booktails: Fog Cutter

For my third and final cocktail from Smuggler’s Cove by Martin and Rebecca Cate, I decided to go with the Fog Cutter, one of the drinks they have listed in a special section called Eight Essential Exotic Elixirs. In a book with over 300 pages packed with recipes and everything you could possibly want to know about tiki drinks, this would have been a difficult chapter to pass up. The Fog Cutter makes the list along with fellow classics like the Mai Tai, the Zombie, and Planter’s Punch. So what made me

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Friday Musings: We Need to Find the Map

Friday Musings: We Need to Find the Map

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if on the day we were born we were given a map, just like those old-fashioned ones that could be found at all the rest stops along the Jersey or PA Turnpikes. Can you still get those anywhere?? They showed all the major interstates, as well as the state highways, and some of the larger and smaller county roads. Sometimes there would be a cut-away section that showed particular areas in greater detail. Let’s say we were given such a map. What is it that I would like to see on it? I

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Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

Wednesday Shakespeare: Fool’s Truth

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s major tragedies, considered by many to actually be his greatest. It features some big Game of Thrones level drama that truly has a little something for everyone in it. There’s family dysfunction, sibling rivalry, British history, major gore, and a mad king who has a penchant for taking off his clothes. It’s difficult to sum up the plot action of the play without getting carried away, but the basic storyline involves Lear wanting to divide up his kingdom among his

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