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King Lear (Dover Thrift Editions)First performed about 1805, King Lear is one of the most relentlessly bleak of Shakespeare's tragedies. Probably written between Othello and Macbeth, when the playwright was at the peak of his tragic power, Lear's themes of filial ingratitude, injustice, and the meaninglessness of life in a seemingly indifferent universe are explored with unsurpassed power and depth.
The plot concerns a monarch betrayed by his daughters, robbed of his kingdom, descending into madness. Greed, treachery, and cruelty are rife and the denouement of the play is both brutal and heartbreaking. In fact, so troubling is its vision of man's life that, until the mid-19th century, the play was performed most often with a non-Shakespearean happy ending, with Lear back ...
Sometimes Sneezing Hurts: The Journal of a Divorced BachelorThe life of a divorced father, in search for love, can be a roller-coaster, but at some point the ride must come to an end. For some reason, he and many others - knew that it would eventually stop, but not like this. No one could have imagined that it would come down to these events.
He knew that at some point, he would meet his match, and that his sub-conscious efforts to stay guarded would be tested, in ways he never imagined. But how would he respond, when this happens? Would he break, or would he bend? Would he stand strong and face the challenge of being vulnerable for the first time, or would he run from it? Would he cower like a dog with its tail between its legs, or attack the issue head-on?
Whatever the result, he must ...
15 Minutes to Darkness: An Elder Caregivers Descend into Addiction and Road to RecoveryIn my book you will read about three epidemics facing our world today: dementia, caregiver struggles and hardship along with addiction. I bring forth human experience and real life that is not talked about enough and dealt with enough. The characters are fictional, but the story is a true reality of today’s world. It is one family’s struggle with all three epidemics.
You will read about friendship, strength, compassion, grief, love, family, pain, depression and anxiety leading into an unhealthy path and plight of opiate addiction. Addiction is powerful and has been the culprit of ruining many lives.
There have been numerous stories and books written on dementia, caregiver struggles and addiction, however, I hope through my ...
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