Three quick notes from my desk.
1. Believe it or not, this time next week the April issue of The Practicing Writer 2.0 will be going out to subscribers. So this week I’m preparing and polishing the newsletter for all of you. Meantime, don’t neglect to catch any of the opportunities listed in the March issue that remain open!
2. I’m also monitoring submissions of—and starting to grade—my students’ midterm exams. (Administering an exam via Blackboard is quite the new experience.) After their exams are in, the last bit of work I’ve assigned before their spring break is streaming Louis Malle’s 1987 film Au revoir les enfants and reading Stanley Hoffmann’s (now-paywalled) essay-review about it—one of the first of Stanley’s writings that I encountered when I was a college student a million years ago. So I’m busy (re)watching and (re)reading, too, ahead of tomorrow’s class.
3. When the semester ends, the long-delayed “refresh” of Practicing Writer HQ will begin. So I’ve begun to collect these pieces of sturdy-paper-showing-various-paint-colors.
Is there a word to describe these items? If so, can someone please remind me what it is?