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Comment on Summer School.

I frequently read at Mass at the Emmanuel College Chapel. Today is Ash Wednesday. The Simmons College Catholic Community joined me, by crossing the street to our neighbor's campus, to receive our Ashes. Someone asked me what I was giving up for Lent. I said, "I am just giving up."


Comment on Ash Wednesday.

You may recall mention I made of Eve Ensler earlier. She delivered a magnificent Commencement Address and received an honorary doctorate from Simmons. My classroom was transformed into a theatre by the talented woman shown above for their presentation - three nights SOLD OUT - of Ms. Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. This powerful work has been embraced by our Women's College Community and as it is presented each year with a new cast, and an audience of many experiencing it for the first time, sitting along side veteran viewers, it is a tradition like no other. Joyous, delightful and horribly sad, it is a complex tapestry of women's lives. Tears and laughter. Standing ovation. So well done.


Comment on Women's Voices.

For the long weekend I took advantage of some free time and unearthed a few more video clips for the BobWhiteLibrary on YouTube. President Holmes, President Cheever, and Mr Simmons. I will also get a chance to screen the Com Media movies and begin to make selections for the Film Festival that screens just before Spring Break. My only regret is that I am not attending the 24 hour science fiction film marathon which has been my getaway event during many of the past winters. Maybe next year.


Comment on Happy Birthday, Mr Presidents.

I have recently created a new Channel on YouTube. Initially I posted study videos and demonstrations for class, but as I searched through my vagrant collections of recordings I kept finding gems like David Gullette reading A Child's Christmas in Wales from 1989, and a collection of Dan Cheever's "surprise" birthday greetings he recorded for students in my classes. Perhaps they may ignite a fibre of memory in an alumna or delight a curious undergraduate. They do be curious delight to me. gets you there. Enjoy, enjoy, but don't sit too close to the screen.


Comment on Now Playing on YouTube.

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