1. Once a year I get to work with late nineteenth and twentieth century literature and explore existentialism. Today we focused on the existential crises of Lola and of Ivan Illych. How can such deep questions, sometimes bleak ones, be so fun?
2. The beef stew I prepared last night and let sit over night? Perfect. The key ingredients? Parsnips, turnips, and rutabagas. Killer.
3. I rested during the afternoon and went to bed early: rehearsal tomorrow night and then four straight performances of "The Taming of the Shrew". I can hardly wait.