|THE IDES OF MARCH: OVERCAST AND FOGGY|
Tuesday, 9:00 AM. 41 degrees F at the ferry dock, 40 on the back porch. Wind NNE, calm with occasional moderate gusts. The sky is overcast with a few white clouds on the SE horizon. The humidity is high, at 95%, and the barometer is falling, currently at 29.73", predicting rain and then snow for Wednesday and Thursday. The record Bayfield high for today is 64 and the low 25.
Today is an important day at the polls, which will probably determine the political fate of several Republican candidates and greatly influence the Democratic race as well.
This is the Ides of March, famous in history as the day of Julius Caesar's assassination (et tu, Brute?) and a day still considered portentous.
Will blood be spilled on the Senate floor? Will Mitt Romney continue his backstabbing attack on Donald Trump? What other dire political predictions will come true? My goodness, it seems we are all participants in a Shakespearean tragedy.
In Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, the soothsayer warned Caesar to "Beware the Ides of March," of which Caesar said on that fateful morning, "The Ides of March have come."
And the soothsayer replied, " '''Aye, but not yet gone."