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Sweet Lenten Regrets

This Lenten evening / Your orphaned feast occasioned / My penance haiku.

Arsenal of Freedom (TNG Rewatch, Season 1, Episode 21)

With an A-plot that comments on the Cold War arms race, a B-plot that tests LaForge’s command skills, and a…

Industriousness. Self-improvement. Thrift. And orange slime.

The girl amusing herself on our 70m commute to rehearsal, as we listen to the LibriVox "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin."

Prime Stage Theatre to end 2018-2019 season with Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night, May 3–12 at the New Hazlett Theater

2019 Pittsburgh Public Theater Shakespeare Monologue winner Carolyn Jerz of Greensburg cast as Viola (PITTSBURGH, PA – March 20, 2019)…

4 Lessons From Moving a Face-to-Face Course Online

This fall, I've been asked to teach a Shakespeare class online. Here's what Kevin Gannon wrote in The Chronicle of…

Heart of Glory (TNG Rewatch, Season 1 Episode 20)

Rewatching Star Trek: The Next Generation after a 20-year break. In "Heart of Glory," we get our first real exploration…

Why teens need live theater in the age of YouTube

A good article from the Boston Globe. The plays I saw with my dad handed us a script on every…

Me Checking into My #4C19 Conference Hotel Room

I'll just mark a few more papers before heading out for a bucket of ice.

Controversial Content in YA Literature: A College Professor and Homeschooling Parent Answers an Aspiring Teen Writer’s Questions

I received this comment on my blog: [F]or my Senior Project I am writing a young adult short novel. I…

Home Soil (TNG Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 17)

The concept was good, and the production values were decent (I really liked the main lab on the planet); however, it…

Greensburg student wins Shakespeare contest

A Greensburg student did the Bard proud, winning her category in a Shakespearean competition with more than 1,000 Pittsburgh-area competitors.…

A hedge fund’s ‘mercenary’ strategy: Buy newspapers, slash jobs, sell the buildings

For Alden and its subsidiary, the Gannett empire’s newspapers are clearly an attractive feature. But by purchasing the Memphis building…

In 2019, I have a college student who annotates readings like this!

I asked students in my online "Dystopia in American Literature" class to demonstrate "whylighting" -- not just highlighting a passage,…

Too Short a Season (TNG Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 15)

Rewatching ST:TNG after a 20-year break. I was underwhelmed. The Enterprise delivers an elderly Admiral Jameson on a mission to…

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else’s

Tired brain can't quite process this Wired summary of a scholarly paper, but I enjoyed how the good writing helped…

11001001 (TNG Rewatch: Season 1, Episode 14)

With the Enterprise in drydock for a computer refit, Riker ends up in the holodeck, fascinated by the sultry hologram…