“credible” at USD

Last Sunday, my wife and I enjoyed the USD/San Diego City College co-production of credible by Lily Padilla and Alanna Bledman, loosely based on Six Characters in Search of an Author. Walking around the picture-perfect…

“Sweat” at the Lyceum Theatre

Sweat by Lynn Nottage is something of a very-recent-history play about what the author calls “the de-industrial revolution,” a time at the turn of the 21st century when American factories closed down and blue-collar workers…

“Heathers” as a History Play

I took my teenage son to see Heathers at San Diego City College’s Saville Theatre. He knows the story – we’ve seen it before – and loves the music. It was a great show, exploring…

Things are getting real

After years of playing at being a student through online courses, I’m now an actual student, taking a 3-unit college course online at San Diego City College. In fact, today I went to the campus…

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…