Strained mercy

"The quality of mercy is not strained;It droppeth as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath. It is twice blest;It blesseth him that gives and him that takes..."It is an attribute to God himself;And earthly power doth then show likest God'sWhen mercy seasons justice." —William ... Continue reading

In praise of the bard

William Shakespeare, the Bard of bards, was born on this day in 1564. I only wish I had half the ear for language and poetry that he had. In his honor, permit me, gentle reader, a brief quotation from Antony and Cleopatra.Backstory: Antony, full of the lust for power and for Cleopatra, is ... Continue reading