Going Digital

The other day, I got an email from Amazon. They were going to be paying me my royalties for my book Laund-O-Mat at the End of The World and Other Fringe Favourites. It was published in 2014 and I was going to receive a whopping $17.95! Whoo hoo! To be honest, I didn’t think I…

The Day After The Night Before

It’s the day after the night before and I survived the play reading. It went better than expected. People laughed. Which is good when the play is a comedy… Even if it’s a dark comedy. The actors did a great job reading all of the excerpts! But it still felt weird. I sat in the…

Great Expectations

Next week, Theatre Aquarius puts on its Reading Week. The artists in the various programs that Theatre Aquarius supports during the theatre season will get a chance to present an excerpt from the piece that they’ve been working on. My turn is on Wednesday (June 19). It’s always good to get your work in front…

Mindful Benefits

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I had been practising mindfulness, but I wasn’t sure that there were any concrete benefits yet. This weekend, I was involved in a fender bender.  A driver in the right line decided he wanted to make a ninety degree left hand turn without checking to see…

Does Talent Exist?

Is there such a thing as talent? Does it exist? The more I think about it, the less likely I think it is. There’s definitely skill acquisition, but I think talent is a myth. I think we call people talented because we see the result of their hard work and perseverance. And because we see…

Distance and Children

When I went away to university, I never thought about the impact my absence might have on my parents.  I was going off on a new adventure.  Life beckoned and I answered the call. I missed my family, but I never really thought about how they might have missed me. After school, I came back…