My horse, my horse

My horse, my horse

Jester Meng 優孟 is one of the Chinese jesters immortalized in what may be the world’s first historical study of jesters, by China’s Herodotus Sima Qian 司馬遷 (c. 145-86 BC).  He served King Zhuang of Chu 楚莊王 (r. 613-591 BCE) and Sima Qian gives several lively...
In real time

In real time

This short story regarding the Indian folk fool Tenali Rama illustrates perfectly the literalness of the fool, which you might have encountered in children, perhaps with occasional exasperation.  I shared this during a talk to a group which included professional...

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