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Grouchy Old Men (and the girl who loves them)

These men – crusty on the outside, but tender and charitable and endlessly endearing – have been, and remain, the steady anchors of my world. How fitting then, to find reminders of them in other chapters…

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“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look…”

Julius Caesar (as Shakespeare rendered him) wanted men about him who were ‘fat’ and ‘sleek-headed’ — those who slept at night. Cassius worries Caesar because “he thinks too much: Such men are dangerous.” Hmmmm… but that’s not all: Cassius “reads much; He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: … Continue reading