.June Smith

August 30, 2023

A Lifetime of First and Final Drafts

As I look back over the years, I realize I’ve followed in the footsteps of my paternal grandfather, Edwin, a longtime newspaper columnist. Perhaps, it makes sense, as I was born under the Gemini zodiac sign in Mercury, the planet associated with strong communication skills. It started in grade school when I entertained my class with a made-up-as-I-went written saga.
Shakespeare, stage, bard, quotes, sayings, theatre, theater, live performance
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The Bard Quotes for Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2023 Season

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