A bit more surfing turned up quite a pleasant surprise on "LYSten up" - awesome title for a blog. But after reading and watching I was listening. Alyssa is crushing on her blog with plenty of commentary and several videos she has produced. Alyssa's recent post 'The Graceful Collision of a Journalist and a Christian' is a tremendous post where Alyssa isn't afraid to discuss her faith and her admiration for her friend.
My surfing also turned up another surprise - new Chronicle staff member Joann Tsai even got into the act with an insightful piece that just happened to appear on her blog on Sept. 11. Nice job Joann. Another Chronicle rookie decided to tackle a tough subject on his blog "Is this it...? " Freddie has tackled some difficult questions about education and the students who are sacrificing a lot to achieve academically.
|Owen gets to play the role he's always wanted in the church play.|
Over the weekend I went to see "A Prayer for Owen Meany" at Playhouse in the Park. This stage adaptation based on the novel by the same name by John Irving was touching and produced in such a unique fashion. At first glance the stage appeared simple and almost blank but it soon light up with amazing use of theatrical elements and a small cast of characters. Check out this review of the play on cincinnati.com. I think if you've read the book (which I have) then you would have a much better understanding of the play. In fact I could hear some people around me who were commenting about how they were confused. Go see it, it's good play at an awesome theatre. A trip through Mt. Adams is always a fun too.