By Any Other Name, A Rose Is Still A Rose!

Often time, our emotions and experiences can shape how we see our circumstances and the people around us. They can cause you to see the world through the lens of depression, anger, grief, misery, fear and so forth. At the same time, our emotions and experiences can cause one to see the world through a rose-colored lens.

What is the danger of seeing the world through a rose-colored lens? Please enjoy my take on an old Shakespearian play, “Romeo and Juliet” and see.

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The Tragedy Of Goodman Brown And The Folly Of Pedestalism

Who is Goodman Brown and what does it have to do with being on a pedestal?  Young Goodman Brown is a short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne in the 1800s. The story centers around a young man, who grew up in a small Puritan community called Salem Village. It was…

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My Thoughts On Richard Cory

In 1897, Edwin Robinson wrote a poem called “Richard Cory”.  It would later become better known as the Ballad of Richard Cory sung by Simon and Garfunkel.  As I read the original poem and read some of the commentaries, I am struck by a familiar chord. In the poem, there…

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Waiting For Godot

Have you ever watched a theatre play, that is remembered more than 15 years later? Such is the case with Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. While in college, I had the pleasure of seeing it performed, live. In the future, I was going to see how God would make good…

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