Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

First, I wish to apologize for not having posted anything in so long.  My profound apologies.

I was wandering through the DVD section in the library, when a series of Shakespearean discs caught my eye; and, intrigued (it said word for word as Shakespeare wrote on it), I have watched several.  They are marvelous!

I like Hamlet best, for now.  What really surprises me is that the acting is not corny—I had expected a lower level of talent—so that the tale is quite believable.

 

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On a two-day vacation. Next post on Monday!

On a two-day vacation. Next post on Monday!

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And Now For the Philosophy

Today I shall make this blog live up to its name and recommend several books of philosophy.

Firstly, I recommend St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica.  I love the orderly fashion in which he takes various objections to the Faith and gives his reasons for believing in neat order.  Very nice indeed.

And to introduce myself to that, though unwittingly, I read G. K. Chesterton’s book about St. Aquinas. It’s called St. Thomas Aquinas. I can attest to its slowness to read.  However, it is both interesting and enlightening if you stick it out.

Enjoy!

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You Can Even Watch the Movie

I was ferreting about in a very dark corner of a shelf at the library when I came across a book I didn’t even know existed.  It was Beau Geste (by Christopher Wren), and having seen the movie I read it with great relish.

It was very good.  It had such things as desert sands of Africa, the French Foreign Legion, battles, etc.  And all was well seasoned with mystery and adventure.  Plenty of good characters were afoot (good as in interesting) as well.

And I’ve also seen the movie, which goes by the same name, and that was also good.  Well, I hope you enjoy it!

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