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Sonnet 23

In honor of my daughter the actor, here’s Shakespeare’s thespian-themed Sonnet 23 (both original and modern text, courtesy of No Fear Shakespeare): Original Text Modern Text As an unperfect actor on the stage, Who with his fear is put besides his part, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage, Whose strength’s abundance weakens […]

12.23: On Unripeness

“Artists who are content merely to hone their gifts eventually come to little,” says the Belgian writer Simon Leys. “The ones who truly leave their mark have the strength and the courage to explore and exploit their shortcomings.” I’d like to borrow that wisdom and provide it for you to use in 2014, Aquarius. Even […]

23 June 1659

How Anne Bradstreet found time to write this poem with 8 children, I do not know. In Reference to her Children, 23 June 1659 I had eight birds hatcht in one nest, Four Cocks were there, and Hens the rest. I nurst them up with pain and care, No cost nor labour did I spare […]

9.23: Time to Celebrate Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse died 26 years ago today, so let’s take a moment to thank him for all of Michael Jackson’s moves (first, brace yourself for some 70s movie wierdness):

23 Skidoo’s Ethics

From 1980, 23 Skidoo’s “Ethics” persists.

23.5 Miles, Straight Down

Last spring I went to one of those carnivals that pop up on the side of highway a couple times a year, and rode all the fun rides: the ones that twirl you around and dump you upside down and spin you around really fast. And I discovered that I am officially an Old, because […]

3.23: The Dogs of Zooma

Today I ran the Zooma Half Marathon, which started/ended at the Hyatt Lost Pines Hotel/Resort east of Austin. At the start of the race, I saw two huge, fluffy dogs wearing race shirts. I thought to myself, “Look at those huge, fluffy dogs wearing race shirts!” Then when I was wandering around the hotel grounds […]