Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays, but the play's King actually existed. He was King of Scots from 1040-1057, though it is said he was killed in battle by the future Malcom III. Despite his role in Shakespeare's work, no historic evidence has been found to suggest Macbeth was a tyrant.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Apparently not all the votes are in just yet, but it seems that Irish voters have voted to allow marriage equality in Ireland. About half of my heritage comes from the Emerald Isle, and I'm very proud of Ireland for supporting marriage rights for all Irish citizens. Ireland is also the first country to vote on the matter with a nationwide vote rather than through a congress/parliament or judicial courts.
While women's suffrage took place for most of the Western World by the 1940's, however Switzerland was very late to give women the right to vote in democratic elections. On a national level, Swiss women finally got suffrage in 1971.
Friday, May 22, 2015
I had heard about The Judge very recently and thought it looked promising. Even since the Iron Man/Avengers films, I usually try to see a movie with Robert Downey Jr. in it. I also heard Leighton Meester was also in the movie, as my wife Daisy really liked her as Blair Waldorf in the TV series Gossip Girl. So I figured she'd be excited to see Meester in this film.