This post starts with a shameless plug for the fabulous Josh Cole, who I saw play in concert last week for the first time. He’s both a friend and your new favorite musician, so check out the website for fantastic free downloads! (And then pay the man the suggested $7.)
September has been a fantastic, fantastically busy month. This list is most definitely shorter than usual, since the first year as a full time teacher is everything they said it would be- sleep deprivation included. That said, I’m loving it. The English classes satisfy my not-so-inner twelve year old, and my theater classes are divine.
In case you didn’t notice, I’m also directing 1984 for the high school. Production dates are November 15-17th.
November, you say? Don’t you mean… NaNoWriMo?
Why yes, I will be writing a novel as I put up my first show of the year. Thanks for asking. Stay tuned, stay warm, and enjoy my favorite month. It goes fast.
Daily spiritual reading-
- The Bible (via http://jordanville.org)
- Hermitess Photini, Joachim Spetsieris
- The Other Woman, Jane Green
- The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
- Call the Midwife, Jennifer Worth
- Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns
- The Pushcart War, Jean Merrill
- The Actor’s Art and Craft, William Esper and Damon DiMarco
Books that have been on hold, but want to finish-
- The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx
- To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
- Pitch Black, Youme Landowne and Anthony Horton (graphic novel)
- Elder Barsanuphius of Optina, Victor Afanasiev (finally!!!)
Stopped because I couldn’t take it anymore-
1. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (but I WILL finish it)
- Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare (still need to cut it down for work)
- Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Enjoy fall while it lasts folks! Drink some cider for me, and send good vibes for my trip to Chicago this weekend!