Beware, there are Two More Days After the Ides

But, for mine own part, it was a Greek salad to me.
(Casca, Act 1 Scene 2)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
(slightly paraphrased)

Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day in 44 BC.

We’re not yet at the end of the week. Beware.

I’ve never been cast in a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, as Caesar or anyone else.

In fact, I’ve only been in two actual Shakespeare productions. Well, if you don’t count the scene I did for a friend’s directing class.

I’ve seen Caesar on stage, including my son’s college production that was set in pre-revolutionary Cuba…or somewhere similar. An interesting take that included ketchup packets that didn’t always explode at the right time.

Ah…live theater…

Some days I miss it more than others. Just ten years ago around this time, I was in my first professional production at CAT Theatre. I had a bit part in And Then There Were None, but I also worked as part of the running crew and, if you know the story, helped the soldiers disappear.

I have no pending theater projects for the remainder of the year. Trust me, that’s okay. I have enough to do. I spent some time yesterday listing everything, and I do mean everything, that I want to accomplish. Okay, as much as I could think of for a list.

I won’t share the list here. Let’s just say that I should never run out of things to do.

You probably have a similar list, or would if you’d be like me and waste the time to write it all down.

Actually, I don’t think it was a waste. It helps to put things in perspective in determining the difference between what absolutely must be done and what things I just want to accomplish…or think I do.

To help with your perspective, check out the links below.


DeSantis: Ukraine Aid Not ‘Vital’ National Interest
“While the U.S. has many vital national interests — securing our borders, addressing the crisis of readiness within our military, achieving energy security and independence, and checking the economic, cultural, and military power of the Chinese Communist Party — becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them,” DeSantis said in the statement.

Oscar For Best Actor Goes To Volodymyr Zelensky
The Babylon Bee
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the first person who identifies as a world leader to win an Oscar.

‘The Office’ Star Rainn Wilson Slams Hollywood for Its Blatant ‘Anti-Christian Bias’
“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” tweeted Wilson. “As soon as the David character in “The Last of Us” started reading from the Bible I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain. Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”

Biden accidentally reveals Jimmy Carter asked him to deliver his eulogy
New York Post
Biden, 80, made the apparent gaffe during a Democratic Party fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., while speaking about the health of Carter, who entered hospice care on Feb. 19.



American musician and record producer, Sly Stone, was born on this day in 1943.


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