China, On Writing, Travel, Writing Life

Writing Through a Crisis of Happiness

The following was originally published in the WCDR Wordweaver in the spring of 2014. WRITING THROUGH A CRISIS OF HAPPINESS It’s been ages since I’ve had a daily writing regime. I was fanatical about my sacred hour of writing before the rooster crowed. Then life changed. Drastically. I came down with a debilitating Crisis of… Continue reading Writing Through a Crisis of Happiness

Writing Life

Did You Have a Good World? Recollecting Beauty…

"Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new. You've seen this entertainment through and through. You have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? Enough to… Continue reading Did You Have a Good World? Recollecting Beauty…

Life, Writing Life

A Year in the Life – Things to Come and This Too Shall Pass…

"Another year older, and a new one just begun..." ~ So sang John Lennon in Happy Christmas (War is Over) 2015 hasn't begun yet, but it's just a sneeze away. With another year under our belts, we sometimes can't help but reflect. All the New Year cliches come out of the woodwork. We either stay… Continue reading A Year in the Life – Things to Come and This Too Shall Pass…

Music, Writing

Inspiration Station – Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

I often sing, "the girl with colitis goes by". Much the same way as I often sing, "hold me closer, Tony Danza". Just because.Β  What does this have to do with anything? Nothing. I just thought of this after I wrote the title of this post. Naturally, whenever anybody anywhere hears a line from Lucy… Continue reading Inspiration Station – Kaleidoscope Eyes are Everything You’ll Ever Need…

David Byrne, Talking Heads

David Byrne is My Spirit Animal

It's true. He is. David Byrne is my spirit animal. Well, at least one of them. It doesn't matter that all the online quizzes I've tried insist on telling me the hawk or the horse are my spirit animals. I know it's David. As well as, maybe, David Bowie and Sid Vicious. But mostly David… Continue reading David Byrne is My Spirit Animal

Life, On Writing, Play, Play Festivals, Toronto

The The – Perfect (Or How To Scare Yourself Into Fulfilling Your Dreams)

You know it's going to be an interesting day when you wake up with The The lyrics playing in your head. The following lines float in my mindscape quite often, a little threat to suggest what could happen if I don't take risks and chances at every opportunity that comes my way: Passing by a… Continue reading The The – Perfect (Or How To Scare Yourself Into Fulfilling Your Dreams)