I enjoyed this insightful, well balanced piece, especially using the examples of the fools in Shakespeare. I think Chris Rock’s joke was insensitive and I can understand Will Smith’s defensive reaction regarding his wife. But Smith did not serve his wife or anyone present well by losing his cool, striding belligerently onstage, and essentially sucker punching Rock. Take it outside, Boys!

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.