The day a dozen firemen rescued me!

Sort of. Once again, we can thank Twitter: Now they're coming back down Shaw, sirens off. Best false alarm ever? — Sharilyn Johnson (@thirdbeat) July 10, 2013 @thirdbeat I have a long story about how I got a dozen firemen to come to my office once. Great day. May have to blog it… — HeatherContinue reading “The day a dozen firemen rescued me!”

A public service announcement to all men who hate women

I saw these on Twitter today: . @Wildsau anti-feminism organization that thinks women are evil, lie about rape and basically are male supremacists. — Brittney Le Blanc (@britl) July 8, 2013 Good Lord. pic.twitter.com/RzBejrxjmG — Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) July 7, 2013 Ahem. To all of men out there who agree with this point of viewContinue reading “A public service announcement to all men who hate women”

How it was I came to eat – and like – haggis.

June 28, 2004 I found my second wind after the train ride from London last night, and went out walking — and discovered that, unlike in London, it’s very HARD to get lost in Edinburgh. Without my backpack, the walk from Bruntsfield to Princes Street takes no time at all, and I ran across severalContinue reading “How it was I came to eat – and like – haggis.”

Why period pieces are so difficult to write WELL…and how one film cracked it.

I was absurdly pleased when, this week, my director of Take a Bite redux, Amy DeFelice, e-mailed me some salient facts she’d unearthed in her research for her Fringe show this year, about Aphra Behn. Theatre/English Lit geekery! Amy directed the staged reading of my one-woman show that I’ve been intermittently trying to rewrite since…it’sContinue reading “Why period pieces are so difficult to write WELL…and how one film cracked it.”

IS writing hard?

I’m addicted to tea. I knew this, but it became very apparent the last couple of weeks when, with my neck and shoulders having solidified into one mass, and my massage therapist despairing of me, I decided to cut out caffeine entirely and drink water. Lots of water. Water’s good! I don’t need tea. Ha.Continue reading “IS writing hard?”

What news is REALLY made of…

What I said here about journalists? Here we are: Sasa and I are ok. In police custody but ok. Thanks for kind words. Will lose mobile phones very quickly so good night. — Derek Stoffel (@DerekStoffelCBC) June 12, 2013 Oh, and we may be having a tornado here in Edmonton: Tornado warning issued for EdmontonContinue reading “What news is REALLY made of…”

How much is too much?

So. It seems we are all, consistently, every day, being spied upon. By posting this, I’m exposing my nefarious interest in writing, theatre, and all things artsy. By reading this, you are exposing your interest in said topics. But…we all knew this. NO social media platform is supplying us with tools to use the internetContinue reading “How much is too much?”

How I learned what apple juice is meant to look like, and fell in love with the UK

Monday, 21 June, 2004, 6:56 pm, YHA, Earl’s Court, London. So what happened to me today? After getting on the plane, finally realizing what I was doing, and popping one of Ron and Linda’s presents — Gravol — I tried and failed to sleep. Shortly before we landed I started talking to a just-married coupleContinue reading “How I learned what apple juice is meant to look like, and fell in love with the UK”