Gearing up for Fringe 2017

The 2107 Hamilton Fringe starts in less than two weeks!  From July 20 to July 29, we will perform my play The Lost Years at the Artword Artbar in Hamilton.  I’m excited and I’m freaking out. I’m excited to have a new play to show an audience.  My last play was three years ago.  Also,…

Tick, Tock…

Last Friday, I stayed after work an extra 45 minutes. I was chatting with my friend, Mike, and the conversation was on a roll. It was one of those conversations that are usually fuelled by alcohol, although this one was not. We talked about life, friends, family, mortality and things we wanted to do “one…

Sucker-punched by Loss

What is the time frame to get over the loss of someone you love? Is there a point where you say it doesn’t hurt anymore? My brother passed away 27 years ago; he was only 22 years old. I often think of the life he missed out living; so many things he never got to…

New Beginnings

Tomorrow I start a new job. It’s funny how the working life affects the creative life. For years, I had a routine that seemed to work very well. I would write and/or read on my commute to work, taking tiny steps towards a project. If I had a deadline, I would also do some work…

Genius Project Update #11

The temptation was to put off writing my update for November so soon because I had just posted my update for October, but if I’ve learned anything it’s don’t put things off. Time has a way of interfering with the best intentions. Usually when I’m late posting an update, it’s because I’m having a challenging…