And a bit of sad news from my hometown. I've just learned that my high school Theater Department head, Kitty Greenberg, has passed away. Kitty was an enormous influence on a multitude of young people for almost two generations, including the actor Bryan Batt and myself. Through Kitty I honed skills as a performer and director over at least 20 productions, but more importantly I gained an appreciation of the importance of disciplined professionalism.
Teachers, if you ever doubt whether your job is worth the trouble, remember your influence can be profound.