Essay By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   I awoke on this breathtakingly beautiful March morning, with my birthday but three weeks away, contemplating what it means to be a writer/journalist and the great joy I take in writing. As any contemplation of writing always does for me, it led me to “The Bard of Avon.” So gentle reader, please indulge me my admiration of William Shakespeare and this essay.   I would dare say Shakespeare is my favorite author/playwright. Each year as his April birthday nears, I cannot help but ponder the thrust, impact and longevity of Shakepeare’s body of work. It is truly amazing as evidenced by the phrases from his writings that remain part of modern language with relevant meanings.   With the approach of March 15, the first…