The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

William Shakespeare. The mere name puts students around the world into a state of fear and grief, sends conspiracy theorists into excited revelry and draws nervous shame from the masses who have never experienced Shakespeare. Yet, for lovers of literature, especially those who have read and re-read Shakespeare after reaching a mature age, hearing his name excites one’s soul while stimulating intellect, recalling scene after … Continue reading The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

Meditations on Wine, with Thoughts by Great Authors

{ed note, this is a re-print of an article I wrote for a former blog} I often get asked why I have such a deep fascination for wine (as if collecting 1,500+ bottles represents some sort of problem!).  I can understand some bewilderment if one thinks of wine as a drink, something akin to soda, beer or a martini.   But wine’s allure does not come … Continue reading Meditations on Wine, with Thoughts by Great Authors