* My latest unabridged narration for StarShipSofa, which is the second half of Kate Wilhelm's novella The Bird Cage, is now available to stream or download on the newest episode of the podcast. (The first half of the novella is here.) If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of links to my unabridged dramatic readings is here.)
* Remember that 15-week "Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter Saga" graduate class I taught last semester? The Mythgard Institute now has course packs available, including the syllabus and video downloads of all 15 90-minute lectures and all 15 45-minute closing sessions. Mythgard also has the course pack for Dr. Corey Olsen's "The Making of Myth" available, too. Here's more information.
And now, for what's first and last on my mind, and everything in between at the moment,
Virginia had her surgery yesterday, and she seems to be doing very well. Early cancer cells were discovered in one of five later biopsies, but we're cautiously optimistic that this operation will have excised everything that could have become problematic. (When we get the full lab reports next week, we'll find out if any further treatment is indicated.) Certainly the immediate polyp problem, at least, will be solved. Assuming all goes as planned, she'll be headed home for her recovery very shortly. We're so grateful for your good thoughts. Thanks again, my friends!
May you have a fantastic weekend!