Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace"
Today was Day 2 of Fall semester, 2016 edition. I'm teaching only one class on Tuesday and Thursdays -- so when I don't have a meeting, it's going to be a rather light day.
Our English 1A textbook this semester is the Third Edition of The Seagull Reader: Essays.
You can order it new on Amazon for $31... Not bad. I'm sure it can be a bit cheaper if it's used... but remember, sometimes when you order the used books on Amazon, they send you to another merchant -- and sometimes they take weeks and weeks to ship their order.
The book is still relatively new to me. This is my second semester since its publication, so I'm still testing out some of the new articles. I'll have a brand new reading schedule by the end of the weekend.
Today's Creative Projects:
I figured out how to compress my PDF files so all of the chapters can be contained in a single file (only 78 MB). (Sent the new, sleek Duck Town files to my agent.)
Cheri and I had another good day at rehearsal. We are about fourteen pages from completing the blocking for Act I.
I watched Star Trek Beyond!