Friday, January 31, 2020
Kingston Daily Freeman. A number of local poets and one of her family members have expressed an interest in collecting her poems and turning them into a book. I have begun putting them in touch with each other and planning the project.
There are stars whose light reaches the earth only after they themselves have disintegrated and are no more. And there are people whose scintillating memory lights the world after they have passed from it. These lights--which shine in the darkest night--are those which illuminate for us the path.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Toward the end of Shakespeare's Henry V, Fluellen, King Harry's self-appointed mentor, remarks on the king's glorious victory at Agincourt:
By Jeshu, I am your majesty's countryman, I care notWhat Dershowitz did in his speech yesterday is outline in vivid terms the contours of duties of public officials to the public and to the nation, both in economic and in democratic terms. No one has fashioned a regime of fiduciary duty of elected officials, but it needs to balance these concerns. Dershowitz is not only resolving the impeachment debate but also outlining a doctrine of what the public ought to require of democratically elected politicians.
who know it; I will confess it to all the 'orld: I
need not to be ashamed of your majesty, praised be
God, so long as your majesty is an honest man.
Dershowitz is now the most illustrious alum of Brooklyn College. I need not be ashamed, praised be G-d.