Monday, January 22, 2007


Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last post. It is good to know I am not alone in my feelings and fears about the weight phobia that is slowly evolving into a Salem-style witch hunt. Since I am currently directing The Crucible, that idea is on my mind a lot lately.

Speaking of The Crucible, with the exception of all the casting drama, so far it has been a really good experience. We've had a couple if schedule snafus, because of illness (mine) or weather (today), but other than that the schedule has gone well, and we are blocking scenes successfully. I seem to have figured out my set, and the drama teacher has offered to do all my costumes and help with lighting. May God bless her eternally. I hate dealing with technical stuff, mostly since I suck at it. I am so happy not to have to deal with those two aspects so I can focus on actual directing.

I have recently discovered two wonderful new experiences -- Pray as you go and Peter Kreeft. Both are available as podcasts, which works out well for those of us who like convenience. Pray as you go is a daily devotional in the Ignatian/ Jesuit tradition produced by Jesuit Media Initiatives. It is a combination of really amazing music, daily scripture readings, and guided meditation. Since I already think too much, it is a good fit for me to work through devotionals that are essentially guided thinking exercises. Peter Kreeft is a philosopher and apologist who speaks on lots of Christian issues in the style of C.S. Lewis, and actually speaks on Lewis quite a bit. His theology is some of the most moving and thought-provoking I have ever encountered.

There's my random update of the day -- I am home because of ice, so I am off to try and get some packing done. Yay for ice!


Kelly said...

I love Pray as you Go! It is so beautiful and right at my speed in the morning.

Joy Morykon said...

love that you posted about PAYG i'm going to check out Peter Kreeft right now.. love you!

Holli said...

Those sound like things I will really benefit from. I hope their is another way of hearing them besides pod casts, those take frickin forever for me! :( Thanks for sharing your new finds, can't wait to check them out!

JP said...

Erin, I tried to post a comment yesterday but it wouldn't stick. Thanks for your last post - I get really tired of other people's inability to deal with the fact that I am fat. Oy. Anyway, I really appreciate that last post.