A few quick items:
* My latest unabridged narration for StarShipSofa, which is of Mary Soon Lee's powerful short story "Pause Time," is now available to stream or download on the newest episode of the podcast, which is a themed episode celebrating Mother's Day in the UK. If you listen, I hope you enjoy. (A full list of links to my unabridged dramatic readings is here.)
* Award-winning author Sherman Alexie, whose works (such as the film Smoke Signals and novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian) I regularly teach, is speaking tonight at Lenoir-Rhyne University. I'll be conducting an hour-long, one-on-one interview with him tomorrow for the campus community. Very exciting!
* I have the best students in the universe. The absolute best.
Nostalgia alert! I recently found a YouTube recording that captures one of my earliest memories of "reading" by myself. My parents gave me the Rocking Horse Records book and 45 LP of Thumbelina. I memorized the narration and songs and then followed along in the booklet. I was perhaps, what, three or four? Something like that. I can't believe I still remember all of the lyrics to "Sleep Well, My Pretty Little Bird" perfectly. Ha! (Spoiler: The swallow isn't really dead!)
This, my friends, kicks it old school.