This had also been posted at my personal blog.
For those of you who are around the Longview area and would like to go and see a Shakespeare play this summer...we need to decide something soon because the sooner we get tickets, the better seats we'll get. Bench seats at the back are $15, but seats up nice and close are $20.
The two play choices are Merchant of Venice and The Tempest. These each have different associated dates of possibility.
Friday, June 25, 730.
Thurs, July 1, 200 & 730
Sunday, July 4, 200
Friday, July 9, 730
Sunday, July 11, 730
Tuesday, July 13, 730
Saturday, July 17, 200
Wedesday, July 21, 730
Saturday, July 24, 730
Sunday, June 27, 730
Tuesday, June 29, 730
Saturday, July 3, 200
Wedneday, July 7, 730
Saturday, July 10, 730
Thursday, July 15, 200 & 730
Sunday, July 18, 200
Friday, July 23, 730
Sunday, July 25, 730
I've struck through the dates I'm 99% sure Josh and/or I won't be in town for. I myself would prefer a weekend although I'm up for anything. The Thursday matinees are cheaper--but than, it's not cheaper for me in terms of missing work. Those are my thoughts. Feel free to leave comments here or at the main site... although let's really try to keep them on one site for better management. First person to comment gets to choose. :-)
So for those of you who have been reading about the Movable Type 3.0 price gouging scheme... let me just say that for our 9 blogs and 8 authors, we're going to be staying at 2.661 for now and waiting out the storm on this.
The Opportunity: My house has two wireless links, soon to be load balanced (so if one goes out things are still fine.) The combined speed is over 250 kBytes/sec. I have buku little linux systems about the house. My Dad offered to let us set up a web server with a fixed IP.
The Interpretation: We could host our blogs more cheaply and with greater flexibility. We would also have room to upload large and even very large files.
The Cost: The base system (about $40 for the parts to a PII 300 with a 10-20 Gb drive), the time of Ardith or other approved guru to set up the system with their favorite flavor of Linux. My Dad offered to lend us the bandwidth for free, but we probably ought to give him a little per month.
The Drawbacks: What we have works. We are lazy.
An idea for an SC summer activity has been floating about lately. Wheeler, in particular, has advanced the idea of designating a book for the SC to read and discuss over the summer break. I would like to hear suggestions.
One idea involves tying our selection to next semester's World Literature through Film course -- reading one of the stories in its entirety beforehand. The required reading for that course includes selections from the following:
Swift -- Gulliverís TravelsIn any case, we would like to avoid works that are either too long or too short. To use Dostoevsky as an example, Crime and Punishment has been judged too long and dense, while Notes from Underground is a bit too short to be desirable.
Goethe -- Faust
Pushkin -- Eugene Onegin
Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
Dostoevsky -- The Brothers Karamazov
Ibsen -- A Dollís House
Conrad -- Heart of Darkness