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What Fools These Mortals Be!

Sunday was my husband’s 52nd birthday and we celebrated by attending The Elizabethan Madrigal Feast at The Center for Arts & Sciences. One of the things I love about living where we do is the convenient access we have to quality fine arts events without having to go into Houston. 409 more words


Lights of Joy on the Outer Banks of North Carolina: Beyond Sun, Surf, and Seafood

What sights come to mind when envisioning the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Sun, surf, and seafood are the obvious choices. At this time of year, you can add… 584 more words


Hand in Hand: Theatre and Politics

In recent weeks the link between politics and theatre has come to the forefront of discussion, with arguments about politics role in the theatre. Whatever peoples’ thoughts are on politics’ place or appropriateness in theatre, it is simply undeniable that the two are inextricably linked and have been since theatre existed.  913 more words

20th Century

History of Scarves

Scarves are one of the best things about fall weather. They come in many different shapes, colors, fabrics, and can instantly transform any outfit from plain to perfect. 671 more words


An Old Advent Hymn: 'Let God Arise in Majesty'

Based on Psalm 68, Let God Arise in Majesty first appeared in 1567. Elizabeth I was Queen of England, and it would be ten years yet before Francis Drake set out on his circumnavigation of the world. 37 more words


Unsex me here: How lingering gender norms conspire to make Lady Macbeth a villain

Shakespeare didn’t like strong women, and we still seem to be paying for it.

Maybe he didn’t like women at all, given the three roles he generally assigned them: deadly temptress, conniving bitch or an object to be lost or won. 1,118 more words


Remember, Remember...

Finally one of my most favourite times of the year has arrived! Bonfire Night. Time to wrap up warm, head out to the local park and watch the firework displays up and down the country! 628 more words