The Cruelest Month

English majors around the planet are sometimes required to memorize the first eighteen lines of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Little did I think that over 50 years later I would still be reciting them. Occasionally, you just let the images to speak for themselves: https://youtu.be/9_mCVz0OykI

Mud Season … Friday Finale

I have two springtime rituals. 1. I recite, in Olde English, the first 18 lines of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales which I was required to memorize for an English class in my first year of college. "Whanne that April with its shoures ..." This is my best party trick and is, unquestionably, the most valuable... Continue Reading →

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