My First Book Club Experience

I think one of the side effects of being a lifelong reader, is a certain level of introversion. Or maybe it’s the other way round. At any rate, I tend to avoid highly social settings,…

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) is one of my favorite film adaptations. Like Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing (2012), it takes the original play’s plot bones and verbal muscle, and gives it a…

An Update, and a Commitment

I’ve had a busy few months of college classes, starting in spring with The Study of Filmed Plays, followed immediately by two overlapping summer sessions for Cinema as Art and Communication 1 (before 1970) and…

A Day in the Life

Just in case you think an older student has an easier time focusing on schoolwork, here’s what today looked like. I had the whole day mapped out and on the whiteboard: an early morning walk,…

July academic update

Well, it’s been a while since I posted about my academic progress, so here goes! I’m half-way through my third class after a gentle virtual return to college. I eased in with DRAM-107, Study of…

Amazon Prime Day book buys

Amazon’s Prime Day sale event was the other day. I didn’t buy much, but I couldn’t resist a $5 off $15 promotion on printed books. Before, I’d agonized over my choices, but this time I…