Telling Timely Tales: Paulina’s Politic Deception In The Winter’s Tale

Telling Timely Tales: Paulina’s Politic Deception In The Winter’s Tale

Telling Timely Tales: Paulina’s Politic Deception In The Winter’s Tale By David Hurley A Presentation for the Shakespeare & Modern Authors Society 県立広島大学 September 2017   Introduction In the title of today’s paper I refer to “honest” Paulina’s deception in The Winter’s Tale as “politic”. I might just as easily have referred to it as a “pious” deception because the political and the pious are grafted together in The Winter’s Tale by the words and actions of Paulina in the…

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Hiroshima Cherry Blossom Opens Against A Saturnine Sky

Hiroshima Cherry Blossom Opens Against A Saturnine Sky

We are in the middle of the Hiroshima cherry blossom season right now. This year, the cherry trees have blossomed against a dull and saturnine sky. It rained last Wednesday, but the rain did not wash the cherry blossoms off the trees. All week the sky has been grey, obliterating the paschal moon. The surrounding mountains have been hidden in a veil of mist. The rivers exude moisture. This is the most leaden of Hiroshima cherry blossom seasons that I…

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The Daily Stoic: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Top Of Everything”

The Daily Stoic: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Top Of Everything”

In his book, The Daily Stoic Ryan Holiday quotes Epictetus’ Enchiridion 13a for the January 30th reading. In Enchiridion 13a, Epictetus writes, If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters – don’t wish to seem knowledgeable. And if some regard you as important, distrust yourself. In his commentary on this passage, Ryan Holiday comments: One of the most powerful things you can do as a human being in our hyperconnected, 24/7 media world…

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