Bestial

March 14, 2014  :: 0 comments

“‘Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my reputation!’ (Shakespeare, Othello Act 2 Scene 3, Cassio speaking to Iago).” Kevin finished reading aloud from the dog-eared book of quotations on the table in front of him, and took a mouthful from his …

Flurry

June 12, 2013  :: 0 comments

“The initial word of her pregnancy came in a flurry on Monday from St. James’s Palace,” said the NBC news anchor Natalie Morales as she stood in the winter sunshine outside the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London. Susie turned off the TV and dropped the remote on the coffee table in front of her chair. She felt no ill …