Monday, December 17, 2007

More Than A Week

I've been gone from the blogging for more than a week. By the time I get my papers graded I have no energy left to explore town or gown issues. I'm wondering where all my time and energy goes.

Part of it, this last week, went to getting to and from Columbia, Missouri for my daughter's Ph.D. graduation. She was hooded on Friday the 14th. The ceremony (the important parts) looked like this:

We got back via Kansas 4. Picture the trucks. Thirty electric trucks replacing line all along the way. It was fantastic.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Carol Tonight

Tonight is the first of two performances of A Christmas Carol, in the Burnett Auditorium, 7:30 pm.

Done as a Reader's Theatre piece, I like to think of this technique as one that Dickens would have approved of. He spent several years in America, touring as a lecturer and reader of his own stories. He even buried one of his children in the cemetery in Moline, Illinois.

I am extremely proud of the cast. These are not your normal Theatrical kids, they're a combination of the Burnett Center standbys and absolute newcomers to the stage.

Plus, we've got the Lindsborg Youth Choir singing between the staves. You're all invited! Come and hear and see and enjoy one of the Christmas highlights.