Today was an alright day. Frank Distefano, the chief of high schools in the city, resigned. This is a good thing; he was a strange man who made mystifying decisions and lowered standards.
The kids were all great. I'm really excited about a scene presentation project with my Juniors. I'm also showing them the film version of Death and the Maiden - starring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley - next week. I've had to send home permission forms, since it's rated R. It's a great movie, and it just came from Amazon today. I can't wait to rewatch it this weekend.
Tonight, my friend called me and invited me over to his house. He just moved into the neighborhood, less than a mile away, and we had some red win on his front porch and debated Shakespeare and our epic "Who is the greatest writer of the 20th century?" battle. (For the record, I say Steinbeck, he says Hemingway. I'd rank it something like, in order, Steinbeck, Morrison, Roth, Wharton, Hemingway; he'd rank it something like Hemingway, Pinchon, Roth, Fitzgerald, and Wharton)
Tomorrow, though, will be even better. The Tigers game is at 4:05 at Camden Yards, and I'll be jetting out of school as soon as I can to get there on time. Seeing the Tigers play is always a thrill, but the fact that it's actually a meaningful game in September is even more thrilling. They hold on to a .5 game lead over the Twins as of tonight. They've pretty much made the playoffs, but I still want them to win the division championship against the Twins, a team I've hated since 1987.
Afterwards, I'll be seeing one of my favorite singer-songwriters of all time, Dan Bern. I've been a fan for ten years now, ever since I saw him open up for Ani DiFranco at Michigan State. He's now become one of my top five eschelon - he, Melissa Ferrick, Brenda Kahn, Kanye West, and Bob Dylan - and I'm very, very excited to see him live for the first time in years.
(Fool, if you're around and still lurking, I've tried e-mailing you again about the show... you coming?)
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