Did your surgery really go well? How are you feeling?
I too would love to know how faculty use particular feature films in the
classroom. Sometimes it's obvious, but oftentimes--as in your ET example
--it's not. We talked about this in the ACRL Film etc. Discussion group
in San Antonio. Most faculty using feature films aren't teaching the
films themselves; they are using the films to teach something else. I have
written a book chapter on film/video resources on a book about using film
to teach structural violence. It's an interesting angle. And different from
I'm swamped with work and have lots of little projects going--some of which
are fun but many are not. Rhonda's project is fun. I wish I had more time
to work on it right now, but we have some time. I'm glad I got to see her
in Long Beach over Christmas.
We missed you in San Antonio. However, you wouldn't have liked the conference.
Meetings, endless meetings. But VRT accomplished quite a bit. I'm feeling
more ready for New York. Yuck! I'm not looking forward to it. *You* can
stay with your brother. I'll be going broke in some overpriced hotel. I'm
feeling really negative about the conference there,but I think it's because
I may miss being with my family on the 4th. No fun! I'm not sure yet, but
I may have to go on Thursday. I'm hoping not to.
I promised I'll communicate more regularly. I'm reading _War_ by Duras. It
reminds me of you. I read another book over Christmas with a character that
reminded me of you. I told Rhonda about it. The guy is a rescuer of
laboratory animals--an animal rights activist. I told Rhonda that I see you
as a rescuer for some reason. Maybe it was just that the character reminded
me of you in other ways. Oh well. Are you a rescuer (not necessarily of
laboratory animals...)? (That should be 'promise' not 'promised' in the
first line. Sorry. Just noticed it.)
Take care of yourself. -- Kris