Great performance of "Seussical" yesterday. In 2003, I started having all the theater majors in my freshman Bible class, so by now I've had all the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, and it's a blast watching them up on stage. Some amazing voices! - - - - Well, the championship series aren't going quite as I had hoped. But at this point it's clear: I'll be rooting for the National League in the Series. - - - - Did you see the story in the news about the principal of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Long Island who canceled prom? The excesses had grown year after year so that students were putting up $10K to rent party houses. Parents were chartering a boat for a late-night "booze cruise." Kenneth Hoagland wrote a 2000-word letter to parents saying: "It is not primarily the sex/booze/drugs that surround this event, as problematic as they might be; it is rather the flaunting of affluence, assuming exaggerated expenses, a pursuit of vanity for vanity's sake--in a word, fnancial decadence."