Gimbling in the Wabe – The Frivolity of Flippant History

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Last weekend I made my yearly trip to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival – one of the oldest and largest Renaissance fantasy fairs in the USA.  It’s been an annual tradition for myself and my daughter (occasionally other family members tag along) since she was a baby, and we look forward to it each year. I [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Will and Me

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My kids owe their lives to William Shakespeare.  No, really, they do.  But let me back up a bit. I’m not sure when I first became aware of William Shakespeare.  No doubt I read a play or two in high school  – “Romeo and Juliet”, probably, maybe “King Lear” or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – [….]