• Lacy Starling

#183: Celebrating the Ides of March

I looked at my calendar this morning and something, back in the dark recesses of my brain, tickled. "There's something about March 15th" it said.


And my brain was right. Today is the Ides of March, the day when Julius Caesar was stabbed to death, and also, historically, the day of the month when debts should be settled.


All around, a great day. But, me being me, I Googled a little and what should pop up but a guide for celebrating the Ides of March, instead of folding into a tiny ball and waiting for them to pass. Here are their suggestions:

  1. Drink a glass of wine. A toast to Caesar, if you will.

  2. Watch movies about Caesar.

  3. Eat a Caesar salad. Not invented by him, not named for him, but still delicious.

So that's the plan. I'm going to eat a salad, drink some red wine and watch "Gladiator," which is not about Caesar, but feels Caesar-adjacent and is a fave. Enjoy the Ides of March!

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