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My Mom came to visit the past couple of weeks. I took last week off to spend some time with her so she wasn't home with Buddy the dog for two weeks straight. We didn't do a lot, played golf only a couple of times. She's in her 80s (I can tell you this because she isn't online and won't be reading this so she won't get mad that I've revealed her age) and it was just too hot to play very often.
One thing we did do was travel to Cedar City for the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Wow! If you haven't been to the Festival this year or haven't been in a while, like me, GO, GO, GO! We saw "King Lear" with a stunning performance by Dan Kremer in the title roll. Briefly, it's to story of a king who spurns the daughter who truely loves him and puts himself in the hands of his other two ruthless daughters because of his conceit, arrogance, and unquenchable need for attention. Nobody does tragedy like Shakespeare. And if you're not fond of Shakespeare because you struggled to read it in high school or college, again like me, don't be put off. I saw Mel Gibson, who produced a movie version of Hamlet, talking to college students about that. He said Shakespeare wasn't meant to be read, it's a play, it's meant to be seen! And I have to give many, many, many thanks to festival director Scott Phillips who took very good care of my mother and me.