Imagine! Not one but two typos in the previous blog! One's very obvious--it's the mis-spaced spelling of the real Laurie’s name: it’s Laurie Chlopek. Sorry, Laurie!
But the one Brooke has been worrying about concerns The Winter’s Tale: it’s Polixenes, not Polyxenes. There are a lot of English professors out there reading this blog who will instantly notice this mistake, and may wonder if Brooke’s still got all his marbles or his extremely reliable memory. He does. But perhaps I don’t. Even though Brooke and I were writing that little blog piece together, as we almost always do, it was my hands that were on the keyboard. I’m hoping he’ll eventually be able to find a (part time) private secretary who’ll be an impeccable speller as well as organizer, calendar-keeper, researcher, correspondence-facilitator, and general know-it-all about voice-activated computers, phones, etc. etc., but in the meantime he has to depend for some of this stuff on me. That’s how you got Polyxenes and how he got a partly sleepless night.