Some researchers have even suggested the bard was homosexual, but again, there is nothing credible to substantiate these claims.It is believed he attended a local grammar school where he learned to read and write. And he studied and participated in plays by Roman poet Ovid, and it’s here where the young lad probably began his initial interest in writing.Outside of school, the aspiring poet would also have been taught business skills by his father, and by all accounts, papa Shakespeare was a good teacher. Young Will grew up to be a very capable businessman, and later in life as his fame and fortune grew, he formed a company with his actors and everyone received a share of their company’s profits, and Shakespeare pocketed a nice sum of money for each play he produced.Will the Real Estate InvestorBefore the works of William Shakespeare ever brought him any bit of literary notoriety, he dabbled fairly successfully in real estate.While still a teen, young William purchased “The New Place,” which was considered one of the most prestigious properties in the town.
Sitting in the passenger seat of a Bedford 3 tonner, I was part of the long battery convoy that wound its way to the West India docks in London. We did not take the direct route, via the A2, to London, but were directed on a circuitous route, westwards, crossing the Thames near Guildford, and then eastwards, through the west end. Every route was packed, with Military Police directing the traffic, the roads packed with military vehicles made one realise the tremendous scale of the operation.
After going back and forth for months on what we were going to do about the dining room floor, we went nuts on it Saturday night. The good news? Our hardwood floors are still underneath. The bad news? There is 1970 linoleum glued to it. As I wrote in my Ways to Keep Going post, a technique that helps me when I feel raw and defeated to try anymore is to list my strengths. I say to myself, you have been sober for 20 years!! Weaklings can pull off that! And here you are, alive, after those 18 months of intense suicidal thoughts. Plus you haven smoked a cigarette since that funeral back in December of last year! I say all of that while listening to the soundtrack, and by the last line, I ready to tackle my next challenge: move on from this sadness and try to be a productive individual in this world.
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