The Bard and the Jerome

O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention… Think when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth… Prologue to Henry V, William Shakespeare We are just a few days away from the date accepted as Shakespeare’s birthday – April 23,…

Nothing sweet about this parting

“Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing,And like enough thou know’st thy estimate,The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing…” (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 87) Really… you had to know that this English teacher wouldn’t let the retirement of Shakespeare go by without throwing in a little poetry. The various Breeders’ Cup defections are covered…