People suck & also rock

Image: A medical mask. Photo by Ri_ya on Pixabay. People suck. Not us, the others. (Yes, I stole that last bit from Ellen DeGeneres.) Allow me to explain. Get comfortable, this may take a little while. I was very excited to win a 10-play pass for Toronto Fringe 2022 after filling out their survey inContinue reading “People suck & also rock”

My four ingredients

Image: A tabby cat sleeps, curled up on a pair of blue jeans draped over a chair. Photo by Eu_eugen on Pixabay. Every Thursday, I read my weekly horoscope in Rob Breszny’s Freewill Astrology column on the NOW Magazine website. While I’m not a hard-core believer in the portents disclosed therein, I find them entertaining,Continue reading “My four ingredients”

Time Limits Dropped on Easter Sunday coming to Hamilton Fringe 2022

Image: A pocket watch disintegrates against a cloudy pastel sky. Hey all, ICYMI, I’m pleased to announce that Wonder Jones Productions’ Fringe production of Time Limits Dropped on Easter Sunday, a digital original from Toronto playwright Erin Jones (and previously streamed during Toronto Fringe and Calgary Fringe 2021), will be featured (online) as part ofContinue reading “Time Limits Dropped on Easter Sunday coming to Hamilton Fringe 2022”

Little free libraries

I love seeing little free libraries in various neighbourhoods across the city. They provide a great, environmentally friendly opportunity to freecycle books you no longer want/need and maybe even discover some literary gems to take home. And when book shops and libraries were closed during lockdowns, they were an especially great resource—especially for those strugglingContinue reading “Little free libraries”

Book blurb for fun: They Don’t Run Red Trains Anymore

Image: The cover of Heidi Von Palleske’s They Don’t Run Red Trains Anymore. A painting of a woman in an evening gown, who appears to be clawing her own eyes out, a trickle of blood streaming down her right cheek. Ancient architecture in the background, with light and shadow playing across the interior space. PaintingContinue reading “Book blurb for fun: They Don’t Run Red Trains Anymore”

Scarborough film adaptation in theatres

Those who’ve been following me on Twitter have seen me shouting out the film adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s acclaimed debut novel Scarborough, screenplay by Hernandez, produced by Compy Films—co-directed by Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson—and distributed by levelFilm. I was happy and honoured to play a small part in this labour of love. And it’sContinue reading “Scarborough film adaptation in theatres”

Book blurb for fun: Hate Story

Image: Hate Story cover, designed by Brett Bakker. The grim reaper rises up between silhouettes of a man and a woman, speech bubbles floating like ghosts. Subtext reads: Online shaming is a myth … or is it? Above the title, a blurb from Giles Blunt, bestselling author of the John Cardinal mysteries: “From Twitterized mobthinkContinue reading “Book blurb for fun: Hate Story”

Free arts event – Weston: Then & Now (Mar 25-27)

Image: Poster for Shakespeare in Action’s upcoming event Weston: Then & Now, featuring a photograph of Central United Church (1 King St., York, ON). Graphic design by Lizzie Moffatt. Shakespeare in Action (SIA) has an upcoming free arts event—Weston: Then & Now! at Central United Church. Here are the details… Weston’s very own Central UnitedContinue reading “Free arts event – Weston: Then & Now (Mar 25-27)”

Call for submissions: Nightwood Theatre’s Fempocalypse 2022

Image: Fempocalypse 2022 Neo-Stalgia logo, featuring the title “Fempocalypse 2022” in neon pixelated font and the word “Neo-Stalgia” in script font, with a linear globe image to the left of it and a cursor arrow to the right. Graphic design by Natércia Napoleão. Hey, all—Nightwood Theatre has a call for submissions for this year’s Fempocalypse.Continue reading “Call for submissions: Nightwood Theatre’s Fempocalypse 2022”

Life lessons from Scrabble

Image: A pile of Scrabble tiles, with the A, U, Q, R and T tiles on top. Photo by Wokandapix on Pixabay. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been playing a lot of Scrabble. And we’re talking old-school board game Scrabble, not online or via an app—and, since I live alone, it’s Player 1Continue reading “Life lessons from Scrabble”