Heading into American History..... “If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I haven't read by Tim O'Brien: The Things They Carried yet I am going through some papers in a bag I carried to my class last year. Here are a few of the places to visit on a piece of paper: The Ragged Cot ( pub and rooms) in England Gloustershire
If you are planning a trip, read this from The Guardian. If you are not planning a trip, read it anyways. It will lift your heart to England. Quintessentially English: a shop and online for organic handmade beauty products.
Another name no longer exists as a blogger or artist from my piece of paper. Isn't it amazing I can hold onto a small piece of paper thinking it has important information on it!
Getting ready for 16 students ( 2 missing so 18 ... our top number like this PNEU school in Cambridge) are coming tonight with snacks and a play : As You Like It. A musical comedy by the Bard: more songs than any other play. Thinking of Much Ado about Nothing with its songs. Thankfully, I have many musicians in the tutorial.
Looking up performances: Helen Mire, who I just saw in 100 Foot Journey,played Rosalind in 1978. Lawrence Olivier played Orlando in his first Shakespeare performance: 1936 Kenneth Branagh, my favorite Shakespeare actor, directed a performance set in Japan? 2006. Kevin Kline got an award for his performance as Jacques.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.”
Annie Dillard from The Writing Life
New blog to read : Catching Days and she is reading through all of Shakespeare's plays, 38 in the order he wrote them! Plus she interviews authors to see how they spend their days. Good tips on writing from a student of Annie Dillard: here.