The Next, Next Hard Part

One of the people from Red River shared a Thorton Wilder quote. He said, "If you write to impress it will always be bad, but if you write to express it will be good." I wrote two of the most difficult pieces of writing that's not fiction or a blog post. The first was my …

It’s Time to Read: All Systems Red — Readers’ Salon (Repost)

Dear Readers, would you believe I’m worried? I’m worried about whether or not I can sell you all on a sci-fi novella in which the main protagonist is called Murderbot. Oh, and did I mention the cover looks straight out of the video game Halo? Not that I’m against sci-fi, novella’s, or things named Murderbot …

Music Monday: Teacher Teacher by 38 Special

  Am I ready for the real world, will I pass the test? You know it's a jungle out there Ain't nothin' gonna stop me, I won't be second best, But the joke's on those who believe the system's fair, oh yeah People go back to school in increments in Winnipeg. Students at the college …

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 …

To Light My Way Through The Darkness

Last year I purchased this item, a Phillips brand alarm clock that uses light and bird sound to wake me up: The light simulates a sunrise, an important thing at 5:30 am in a dark room, in mid-November.  Compared to last year, the need to hit snooze has declined, and having my coffeemaker perk at …

A Long, Short, Weird, Week

Short weeks after long weekends always feel weird and out of step. This week had a short week, plus the remainder of a moon cycle, and topped by Friday the thirteenth. At the college, it's the last week before midterms, with the first significant assignments handed in. The students feel stressed and go a little …