Monthly Archives: December 2018

Shakespeare, Master Mason

The U.S. federal government is, in itself, a secret society. Like the three initiation levels of British Masonry (apprentice, journeyman, master), the secret society of Washington, DC has its own three levels of initiation: secret, top-secret, and above-top-secret. This is … Continue reading

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The Invisible Brother

Why do we hear so little, complained Mrs. Henry Pott, about Anthony Bacon, purported brother of Francis Bacon? (Some say Francis Bacon was secretly the child of Queen Elizabeth I, the “virgin queen.”) “And where was Anthony when he died? … Continue reading

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Good Job, Mr. Trump

“In summary, President Trump seems to me to be one of the best American presidents I’ve ever seen.” The above quote comes from an article in Harper’s magazine, generally perceived as a left-leaning publication. In the January 2019 issue of … Continue reading

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The Burbage Connection

It is Shakespearian, what is happening in Washington, DC these days. Mass media reports, though, are incapable of nuance. Instead we get a Batman vs. The Joker perspective, with Robert Mueller as Batman, and Donald Trump as The Joker. The … Continue reading

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Empty Tomb of Bacon

My Shakespeare, rise! Thus wrote Ben Jonson for a preface to the 1623 First Folio. Maybe that is why there’s neither bones nor coffin in the supposed tomb of William Shakespeare: He must have heeded Ben Jonson and taken his … Continue reading

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Empty Tomb of Shakespeare

Washington Irving (1783 – 1859) is best known for his stories about the headless horseman and Rip van Winkle. Before you die, though, read his History of New York. (Someday you’ll thank me for saying that.) Among his Sketches, Irving … Continue reading

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Dante in the Third Heaven

“A now [circa 1834] existing secret sect which boasts, and with reason, of its antiquity, divides man equally into male and female, by a sacred mystery, and its writers assure us that in the third heaven human intellect is figured … Continue reading

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