Academic Update

Last week I started a FutureLearn course on the Tudors. FutureLearn, by the way, is by far the best platform I’ve experienced for online learning, with a stable, easy-to-use user interface, well-organized course modules, fantastic…

Academia here I come?

In an abundance of enthusiasm, I have set myself up for what could be a busy few months of classes! Thankfully, two of them are online: a FutureLearn course on the Tudors and a San…

Textbooks!

My textbooks arrived for the Study of Filmed Plays class I’m taking this Spring at San Diego City College. I bought Introduction to Play Analysis and The Glass Menagerie in the recommended editions, but already…

Book-Off, Turn On, Tune In

I’m enrolled in an online Study of Filmed Plays class coming up this Spring at City College. It’s a for-credit course, and it’s the first real college class I’ve taken since, well, college, so I’m…

Lesson From the Dog

I understood the phrase “pulling for home,” but – despite growing up with horses – hadn’t got it until just recently. “Pulling for home” is a phrase that turns up in poetry and stories set…

Amazon’s $5 off $20 book deal

Amazon extended its Cyber Monday book promotion for nearly a week, and I have many books on my Amazon wishlist. So it should have been easy. But, I spent most of the week dithering, overwhelmed…

Julius Caesar at The Old Globe

I took the family to see Julius Caesar at The Old Globe. The show was part of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, so the performers were MFA candidates….

Macbeth at Coronado Playhouse

I took the family to see Macbeth at Coronado Playhouse, a wonderful community theatre on the water. Coronado Playhouse puts on one free classic show every year, usually Shakespeare since it’s in the public domain,…