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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Malcolm and Macduff were meeting outside the palace of the King of England. Malcolm’s bodyguards were near. Malcolm said, “Let us find some shade and mourn for Scotland there.” Macduff replied, “Let us instead wield deadly swords … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — At Macduff’s castle in Fife, Lady Macduff, her young son by her side, talked with Ross. “What did my husband do to make him flee from Scotland?” asked Lady Macduff. “You must have patience, madam,” Ross replied. … Continue reading

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Claire McCaskill asks Orrin Hatch why there won’t be any public AHCA hearings (YouTube)

Claire McCaskill asks Orrin Hatch why there won’t be any public AHCA hearings (YouTube) “This tells it all in under three minutes: Claire McCaskill on the “process” being used by “the world’s greatest deliberative body” to craft America’s health care … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

CHAPTER 4: Piled Higher and Deeper — 4.1 — The three Weird Sisters stood around a boiling cauldron in a cave. Outside a lightning storm raged. “Three times the striped cat has mewed,” the First Witch said. “Three times, and … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 5 and 6

— 3.5 — On a heath below a lightning storm, the three Weird Sisters met Hecate, the goddess of witches. Hecate was not happy. Thunder sounded during their meeting. “Greetings, Hecate,” the First Witch said. “You look angry.” “Haven’t I … Continue reading

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How to stay alive?

How to stay alive? One way among many — write A haiku a day

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Sarah Doughty: Mirages — Heartstring Eulogies

The horizon is often so far away. But sometimes it’s a mirage and much closer than you think. © Sarah Doughty via Mirages — Heartstring Eulogies

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