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Posted August 7, 2017:
Shakespeare has become a summer guest.
It happened this way: my grandparents had a collection
of very small (2” x 4”) books of various classics, the
“Little Leather Classics” series. Not wanting to carry a
large, heavy book while backpacking I took the Little
Leather edition of “The Tempest.” Terry and Mike kidded
me about reading it at various lakesides.
Then home to Seattle, where Laura was
visiting to be part of a friend’s wedding. She was
reading Margaret Atwood’s “Hag-Seed,” which was a
contemporary re-telling of — of course — “The Tempest.”
It’s a lot of fun, which frankly I had not expected from
Atwood. So somewhat unexpectedly, I’m having my own mini
Shakespeare Summer Festival. “The Tempest” reminds me
some of the Joseph story in Genesis. It all moves toward
a moment of truth, a moment of reckoning. We live in a
time when our President does not believe in a moment of
truth or a reckoning. He can go on forever telling lies
and being irresponsible. There will be no reckoning . .
. or will there?
Excellent piece by Frank Bruni on the identity
explored in my “Weekly Meditation.” I
particularly liked his statement the conundrum posed by
some who say, “you must understand my experience, and
you can’t possibly understand my experience.”
Evangelical support for Trump tarnishes
This piece by an evangelical Christian is timely.
Last week Robert Jeffries, a Dallas evangelical
mega-church pastor, proclaimed that Trump has God’s
mandate to “take out” Kim Jong-un — a truly appalling
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