Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Sonnet 145 One of Shakespeare’s sonnets, number 145, has been claimed to refer to Anne Hathaway through the words “hate away”, which  may be a pun (in Elizabethan pronunciation) on “Hathaway”. Also the following words, “And saved my life”, would have been indistinguishable in pronunciation from “Anne saved my life”. This sonnet, which is placed… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Carl Sagan

✽ “We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (9 Nov 1934-1996) ✽ “The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in… Read More Carl Sagan

Mary Renault

Mary Renault (1905-1983) was born on this day, 4 September.She was an English-South African writer, best known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece. The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe,… Read More Mary Renault

Lest We Forget

It started with anti-Semitism and Kristallnacht. It ended with millions of lives erased. International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have been paying tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust that occurred… Read More Lest We Forget