Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

03 September 2006

So Far Today...

I've finished Arthur Arent's One-third of a Nation, a Federal Theatre Project play from 1938 that is astounding in its scope and theatrical innovation. It's what Cornerstone Theatre wishes it could be one day.

I'm also a hundred pages into Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird, which is good and very funny, but also lightweight. I must admit, too, that it feels a bit, um, unnecessary (?). Or maybe I just don't get it. Or maybe I'm not a writer.

Now, a picture or six from last night's birthday festivities for fellow graduate student Alison:










OK. I'll get back to Faust now.