The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0141 Thursday, 4 April 2013
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Subject: Newsletter Format, SAA, and Adventure
Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers:
I am going to try something different with the format of the daily newsletters.
The latest format for the newsletter is to begin with a heading that includes abbreviated forms of the individual posts or threads in that newsletter.
Then I have something like a table of contents that includes the headings of the postings, followed by the individual postings or the discussion threads with various links to web site versions.
With this newsletter, I am going to change the format of the table of contents sections to give subscribers a visually more pleasing and informative organization.
I am going to organize the table of contents information into larger groups that follow the arrangement of the digest/newsletter and an abbreviation of the heading to include the submitters name followed by the subject of the submission.
I think these changes will make browsing through the newsletters easier and more appealing visually. Let me know what you think of the changes.
I enjoyed myself thoroughly at the SAA. The content of the presentations I attended was stimulating and informative, but what was most stimulating was catching up with so many friends and spending time with them.
My time in Toronto did not end with the conference.
When I started packing on Sunday, I realized that I did not have my passport. I finally figured that I must have lost it at the airport as I was going through customs.
The problem was that it was a holiday weekend in Canada. The person who enters the passports turned in at the airport was off and the US Consulate in Toronto was closed until Tuesday.
I was not expecting the extra expensive of two additional nights at the hotel, airfare, food, and so on, but I was not overly stressed. On Tuesday, I got to the Consulate and was issued an emergency passport to get home and I arrived at home late in the evening at 1:30 am.
Despite the obstacles, I had an enjoyable time and spent yesterday with my two dogs and cockatoo.