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You take my opinion in one hand, and fifty cents in the other, and you can’t even buy a doughnut.

The Three Moving Forces

The Elizabethans of Shakespeare’s time, in response to the Question of Good and Evil, believed in three factors that shape how things unfold:

Providence, i.e., God’s will,

Fortune, i.e., luck and chance, and

human character, i.e., your diligent study, practice, training, and action.

Take care of your end, my friends: “‘Good luck’ is when opportunity meets preparation.”

Ancora imparo

If you feel that I can further simplify my teaching, or you’d like further explanation, or you notice I’ve made a mistake, please comment.

Like Chaucer’s Clerk, I hope the same will be said of me:

And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.

Repetitio est mater studiorum

Repetition is the mother of learning.


“It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.”

– T.S. Eliot, interview with The Paris Review (Issue 21, 1959)


A danger foreseen is half avoided.

–Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) saying.