And Jesus Wept

“Jesus wept” is famous as the shortest verse in the entire Bible. It is also notorious as a sarcastic expletive, or so I learned today. I found the phrase in Alice Munro’s short story ” Passion” and immediately marked it, knowing it would prove useful. It certainly is useful in Munro’s story, where it punctuates […]

Shakespeare told you so

A reason to read, one that I do not keep in mind as often as I would like, is to be prepared for the unexpected occurrence of all sorts of potentially devastating events, such as those that occur in Shakespeare or in Alice Munro’s short stories. If crazy things can happen in literature, they can […]