The start of the New Year…..2011


Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Taken literally, the title implies that a great fuss (“much ado”) is made of something, which is insignificant (“nothing”), such as the unfounded claims of Hero’s infidelity.The title could also be understood as Much Ado About Noting. Much of the action is in interest in and critique of others, written messages, spying and eavesdropping. This is mentioned several times, particularly concerning “seeming”, “fashion” and outward impressions. Nothing is a double entendre, “an O-thing” (or “‘n othing” or “no thing”) was Elizabethan slang for “vagina”, evidently derived from the pun of a woman having “nothing” between her legs

 

Act 1, Scene 2

 

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Taken literally, the title implies that a great fuss (“much ado”) is made of something, which is insignificant (“nothing”), such as the unfounded claims of Hero’s infidelity.

The title could also be understood as Much Ado About Noting. Much of the action is in interest in and critique of others,

written messages, spying and eavesdropping. This is mentioned several times, particularly concerning “seeming”, “fashion” and outward impressions.

Nothing is a double entendre, “an O-thing” (or “‘n othing” or “no thing”) was Elizabethan slang for “vagina”, evidently derived from the pun of a woman having “nothing” between her legs

 

Act 1, Scene 2

 

Enter LEONATO and ANTONIO-Original Text

LEONATO and ANTONIO enter-Modern Text

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LEONATO-Original Text

How now, brother, where is my cousin, your son? Hath he

provided this music?

LEONATO-Modern Text

Hey, brother. Tell me, where is my nephew, your son? Has he taken care of the music?

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ANTONIO-Original Text

He is very busy about it. But, brother, I can tell you strange

news that you yet dreamt not of.

ANTONIO-Modern Text

He is taking care of it as we speak. But brother, I have some strange news for you.—————————————

LEONATO-Original Text

Are they good?

 

LEONATO-Modern Text

Is it good news?

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ANTONIO-Original Text

As the events stamps them, but they have a good cover;

they show well outward. The Prince and Count Claudio,

walking in a thick-pleached alley in mine orchard, were

thus much overheard by a man of mine: the Prince

discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece your daughter

and meant to acknowledge it this night in a dance, and if he

found her accordant, he meant to take the present time by

the top and instantly break with you of it.

ANTONIO-Modern Text

Well, it seems like good news. A servant of mine overheard the Prince and Claudio talking as they walked through my orchard. The Prince said that he is in love with Hero, your daughter, and that he is going to tell her so at the dance tonight. If he she wants to marry him, too, he’s going to find you and ask for her hand immediately.

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LEONATO-Original Text

Hath the fellow any wit that told you this?

LEONATO-Modern Text

Is this servant of yours a smart man?

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ANTONIO-Original Text

A good sharp fellow. I will send for him, and question him

yourself.

ANTONIO-Modern Text

He’s very bright. I’ll get him to come here, and you can ask him yourself.

 

 

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MLK Day…Clarence B. Jones ” Before I had A Dream”.


I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Open your mind to August 28, 1963.   All we have in this day are the grainy black and white films, the powerful voice of Dr. King and the oral history of many, but decreasing in numbers as the decades move forward with personal recollections of “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom”  The day itself took more than two decades to arrive, plus the second Presidential executive order, the first in the 20th century dealing exclusively with the plight of racial discrimination, the first being “The Emancipation Proclamation”.  President Roosevelt’s June 1941 Executive Order 8802, created “Fair Employment Practices Committee” which advanced the Black mans freedom from discrimination and violation of Civil Rights.  The day arrived not in black and white rather with a crystal blue sky, emerald green trees and lawns. In the air a spring like breeze of invigoration .

The seeds of the two day gathering in Washington D.C. belonged not to Dr. King and  Clarence Jones, who eventually took upon himself to become a defense attorney and speech-writer to Dr. King and on a single occasion collecting in person over 100.000$  cash from the Rockefeller brothers to bail Dr. King and as many other protester from the Birmingham, Alabama jail as possible. Rather the ideological godfather “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” was president of the “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters” A. Philip Randolph.

 

A. Philip Randolph

Before Dr. King had a dream before Clarence Jones  abet reluctantly came on board, the man from Crescent City Florida,  A. Philip Randolph had plowed the unfertile fields of discrimination and planted his seeds of Civil, Social, Military, Labor and Economic equality and begun to spaded racial discrimination from the fields of 20th century America.

Clarence B. Jones has compiled many an article and essay, blogs and town-hall meetings these decades past. He is of now Scholar in Residence, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University a base he uses to expound on issues as well a recollections of civil and human rights, the meaning of the first African American President in the United States.  Looking at as well as reading some of Clarence’s distant and more immediate works I for myself have discovered a shining gem seeming left behind in our media world of the direct here and now, front page today, yesterdays news all too soon.   With so much of Dr. Kings legacy in place, his writings and philosophy properly enshrined with a handful of few equals I do also consider Gandhi one of only a handful who lived and breathed their philosophy and taught by example.  Clarence B. Jones is as close as I have found  who still is faithful to the original days of Dr. King and ” I Have a Dream”.

 

I Have A Dream Copyright.

With all due respects under CCL I submit a paragraph of Mr Jones blog from September 30, 2010 and further below add a link to his most recent and timely work ” What Would Martin Say”.

In closing I add how diffcult at times not being a writer of disclipline a talent to be admired, I found today and last night think about and collecting ideas and thoughts how vast the information of foot-soldiers from the earliest time of the American Civil-rights is available and there are indeed and in life those who still carry the torch Dr. King Held up so high.

 

Clarence B. Jones

“Years ago, I had the privilege, during my work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to also work with the legendary Negro labor leader, A. Phillip Randolph. Randolph, on hearing progressive African-American activists criticize other African-Americans in the Republican Party, commented, “We Negroes have no permanent political friends or enemies. We only have permanent interests. Your ‘friend’ today could be your ‘enemy’ tomorrow. Your enemy today could be your ‘friend’ tomorrow.” Our allegiance must be to our “permanent interests,” irrespective of the person or political party.”
September 30, 2010

Synopsis…..What Would Martin Say

Jones was to become one of King’s two closest allies, whom he called his wintertime soldiers, a man who would stand with him “…in the snow at midnight in the Alpine chill of winter.”

 

Rev. King

 

 

Best Day of my Life in 11 Months……


Sunday night blizzard to Mondays continuation a record snowfall in North Georgia.

The second such event in the past couple of weeks. I would not call cabin fever by any stretch of the imagination the reason why I geared- up and hit the great inner-city out of doors, but the wonder-lust need to clear the cobwebs of inactivity.

Mission accomplished and I thank God for the few hours in the snow covered elements.

The past 11 months been most difficult personally and today a payoff eclipsing much of the turmoil and giving to me a wonderful day filled with private thoughts, snow-covered landscape as well a tremendously self-satisfying walk-about.

 

Kold & Kolor

 

 

It makes me Happy…….

My great walk about

McTell