A new semester begins today, with fresh faces in the classrooms. I love teaching! After being my children’s father, and alongside my painting work it’s the most valuable thing that I do.

I’m not feeling the transitions from vacation to semester time in the same way now that I live here at the university – the separation between the two has become more blurred, with the mingling of home life with life at the institution. It’s ideal for a workaholic!

The Beckett plays are moving along nicely, with much of the lighting figured out and ready to go once I have the cues written into the lighting board. I guess my only real worry is that we’ve set some of the lights so tightly focused that the actors have to be very careful to be in exactly the right spot, or they won’t be lit. I saw several run-throughs last night and was very pleased to see how well the performers are handling the language, which is sometimes a bit obscure.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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