Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I've got a few trips planned for later this year, and that calls for a lot of walking. I really haven't done much lately, so I decided to go back to the gym and the treadmill.

It gets boring just walking for a half hour or so and I don't really care for the tv programs that the others pick, so I recently ordered a set of cd's from The Teaching Company. For the next few weeks, I'll be getting an education in Shakespeare, his comedies, histories and tragedies. Each lecture is about 1/2 hour, so until I'm more used to working out, I'll cover one lecture a day.

Today's lecture was just an introduction and a little history of the state of the theater in England in the 1500's and 1600's. Among other things, I learned that Dame Judy Dench calls Shakespeare, "The man who pays the rent".

If this works out, I'll get more lessons and further my education. I've always enjoyed the work I did, but I do wish I had gotten a degree. There's something magical about that piece of paper. I've gone to college three times, but always stopped for one reason or another. I think part of the reason is that I don't like to sit still for too long. Now I can learn at my own pace.

1 comment:

Doug van Orsow said...

Yes, I also like learning at my own personal, and I admit slow, pace!

You may find my Teaching Company user forum helpful, where I review all lectures from their recent courses, and some of my favorites from the past.