Tuesday, August 3, 2010

William Shakespeare Almost and the Thursday Essay Preview

And Then Some Publishing News

Last week we worked on updating ProductsThatPamper.com. This website is devoted to Lynne Hall's handmade photo albums for many different occasions and Special Delivery: A baby memory book for girls or boys. The website isn't quite complete, but what we've produced looks a lot better than the previous effort. We will be adding more videos explaining more about what you can do with Special Delivery. If you have any questions about Lynne's book, leave a comment below and we'll cover the answer in the upcoming video. Check out Lynne's Special Delivery at ProductsThatPamper.com.

It's time for William Shakespeare!

Our new videos series is Who Wrote Shakespeare, Part 1 by Edgar E. Willis. Edgar explains in this introduction that throughout the world William Shakespeare's works have received more translations than any other work except the Bible. The towering reputation is based on two narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The rape of Lucrece, 154 sonnets that are unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, and some 37 plays. The author told wonderful stories that created characters of such depth and richness that they exist in our minds as real people.  He wrote passage after passage of such transcendent brilliance that absolutely takes your breath away. When you read one of these passages as Edgar has on many occasions, and thought, "it couldn't possibly have been said better." After centuries, the question of whether William Shakespeare actually wrote these works is still being debated? Edgar asks, "Who wrote Shakespeare?" He helps you decide for yourself.   

[Video goes here] OOPS! Not yet... we will post another blog post with, Who wrote William Shakespeare, by Edgar E. Willis.

See more videos with Edgar E. Willis at EdgarEWillis.com

Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:

Thursday’s essay is called, “People don’t want to know how to live a responsible, accountable, mature life—and they don’t care."  Most people watch the no-brainer, lackluster, uninspired, dull, and unimaginative entertainment provided on television or the big screen because of their own slovenly inertia.  They become immersed in video games, text messaging, chat rooms, e-mail messaging, Internet surfing and other mindless pursuits to fill their boring, nothing lives.  People don’t want to know how to live a responsible, accountable, mature life—and they don’t care. 

People don't want to know how to live a responsible, accountable, mature life---and they don't care."
by Richard L. Weaver II


Despite the way I conducted my courses, and despite the basic philosophies I believed in that guided my behavior, I may have over estimated my audience.  How did I arrive at this conclusion?  I discovered it when reading a book, The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living: How to Survive Your Bad Habits (Simon & Schuster, 2006), by Dr. David J. Clayton.  Clayton is a medical doctor who is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He has an undergraduate degree in chemical biology with honors from Stevens Institute of Technology.  He trained in internal medicine at Boston University and the Scripps Clinic and Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

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