Music Monday: Through Heaven’s Eyes Sung By Brian Stokes Mitchell

Mondays mean another installment of Wolverine: The Long Night, unspooling the mysterious goings-on in Burns, Alaska. While the bloke takes centre stage as Logan, Brian Stokes Mitchell adds his melodic voice as Prophet, the cult leader with stuff to hide. (Of course.) Mitchell already graced Broadway stages in Man of La Manchester among other credits …

The Day Out

On Saturday, I decided to trade in Netflix for live theatre, namely RMTC's penultimate production of The Humans by Stephen Karam. The play opened in 2016, right in the middle of my New York trip (I saw A View from the Bridge instead), winning the Tony Award for best play later that year. This production runs …

Music Monday: Grade 9 by The Barenaked Ladies

In honour of their induction into the Hall of Fame during the Junos, one of my favourite tracks from The Barenaked Ladies. These guys are around my age and when they sing 'this is me in grade 9,' I nod and remember. One time, one of my best friends from Junior/Senior High said, "I want to …

Music To My Ears or Richard Armitage On Audio In Wolverine: The Long Night

Let's get something out of the way. Just because Mr. Armitage signs on, doesn't mean I will necessarily take it on. Wanderlust proved a prime example. While I happily indulge in smutty material, I have limits like trying 50 Shades for 60 pages until I thought oh, lord, I can't read this dreck!  I took a …

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

January and February prove the hardest months of the year in this already-cold burg. While light inches closer, I still head home in the dark and we had a cold snap. Add to the weather misery, my transfer to the other campus with a different flow to the downtown. (For the record, I welcomed the …

Book Talk: Emotional Agility By Susan David, Phd

Sometimes you find a book you need and sometimes the book you need appears at the right time. Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and thrive in Work and Life happened to play a later role in my life. Embracing change? Good at it. Getting unstuck? Suck at it big time. Talking to a professional …

The Great Sneeze Off of 2018

On my social media feeds, this proved the best way to show how bad my sneezing got from time to time: My head alternated between feeling taken violently off by the next sneeze to getting stuffed so full of metaphorical cotton balls, I had to lay down. One of the Woke Comedy Collective members recommended hot …