Lynn, a keen-eyed former student, just wrote to point out in the politest possible way that I’d made a spelling mistake in the last blog – “envelope” instead of “envelop.” I had actually sat looking at “envelope,” at that extra “e,” and had decided it was right. Thank you, Lynn. Usually it’s my friend Bruce in Vancouver who catches my shortcomings, but he’s in rehearsals right now. When he went through the “Jewish Shakespeare,” in all its fact-packed 288 pages, he found only 2 major errors. I had a superb copy-editor then, but not now, relying on my keen-eyed friends.
Though the weather continues sublime, I know it’s fall, because the garden is shutting down and suddenly there’s so much