30 seconds of Maria

This is from Act 2 Scene 5 of Twelfth Night. This is the beginning of the famous “Boxtree” scene wherein Maria, as a revenge prank, plots to forge a letter in Olivia’s hand to make Malvolio’s ego believe that she (Olivia) is in love with him. Sport Royal.

Your Obligation to Others

“For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.” Attributed to Jesus, this is a stark, and unbelievable redefinition of God’s command in Deuteronomy: “There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward…

Let the hormone(ing) begin!

I began my hormonal therapy today, and will be doing that for the next five years. And with the exception of some mild nausea I’m doing okay. I’m taking part in a study to see if there is a genetic component to the side effects with this medication. Making cheesecake out of apricot crumble.

My first NaNoWriMo

A few years ago, I did the “write a script in 30 days” for naNo, and now, I am challenging myself to write and FINISH a novel in 30….. Will I succeed? Or suck eggs? UPDATE:  It’s now Nov29, and I can happily report that my NaNoWriMo outing has ended in less than 4 pages……