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.”
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.”
So. My hometown is flooded. My sister is coming to Edmonton for her bridal shower today…she really needs a break, since she works for a TV newcast in Calgary, and so has been working for 48 hours straight. I don’t think I can put it better than the photos can. I do think everyone couldContinue reading “Calgary.”
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?”
Absolutely, insanely good news this week on the theatre scene from Theatre Alberta and Alberta Playwrights Network. Bonkers, really. Just now, on CBC Radio Daybreak Alberta, the world met the winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s grand prize, Katherine Koller. I’m especially giddy about this one because a scene from her winning play, Last ChanceContinue reading “Great news on the Alberta theatre scene!”
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…”
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”
I’ve been quite morose lately. For a bit of an antidote, here are some gratuitous cat pictures. This is my tabby, Bailey.
It’s been a crappy couple of weeks in the world, what with this and this. But then it’s been a crappy few…years, in Syria and Bangladesh. This photo made the rounds on Twitter shortly after the bombing in Boston. Everyone agreed it was a beautiful thing to do. Like everyone on earth, I was gluedContinue reading “How DO you change the world?”
I have just had my Critter-nominated play Take a Bite listed on Playwrights Guild of Canada’s Ready to Stage site. $10 and it’s immediately yours. Have a look!