Mr. Shelburne was my favorite teacher of all time. He taught me Latin II (yes, they still teach that in public school) and then 10th-grade English. He also happened to be one of the humblest, kindest, and funniest men I've ever met - a gem of a man.
Like lots of high school English students, we studied Shakespeare's masterpiece, "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar." And because Mr. Shelburne read and taught the play with us, it's still my favorite Shakespeare play.
I mention this because we're fast coming up on the "Ides of March." Of course, "Beware the Ides of March" was the prophetic warning given by the oracle in the play, the very day Caesar was stabbed to death by disgruntled senators.