Adventures in Vlogging: Educating Rita

September 18, 2017

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I directed Educating Rita for the Ottawa Little Theatre. I made a number of short video updates ("vlogs") during the rehearsal process. You can watch them in this post.  

Turn on, tune in, and wonder at it all: self-awareness is pretty damned special

August 29, 2017

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The simple fact of a self-aware existence is in itself so remarkable and so fleeting that almost any moment of it can be cherished for its own sake.

Posted in: Philosophy

An utterly mundane conclusion

July 23, 2017

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Life really is pretty simple.

Posted in: Philosophy

Mea culpa: a confession from one of last year’s men

April 8, 2017

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I’m thankful I am introvert. Like a beast with its horn, I have torn every idea that has reached out for me.

Posted in: Philosophy

At the confluence of colonialism and a “Big Two-Hearted River”: a congruent path to recovery

January 29, 2017

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To honour their historical obligations and to survive, settlers will need to rethink and renew their relationship to the land.

Posted in: Colonialism

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

January 28, 2017

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It’s fitting, I think, that I came to understand the true nature of my colonized identity through a history of the United States.

Posted in: Colonialism, Identity

Two Lines of History: Parallel or Converging?

November 7, 2016

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In the belly of the whale

As I dug into the history of the Irish, I was immediately struck by the parallels between the Irish experience of English colonialism and the First Nations experience of it.

Posted in: Colonialism, Identity