Category Archives: Stardust

Anthropology of the School Concert

I attended the school’s variety show yesterday. I LOVE school concerts. I love the earnestness, the nervousness, the vulnerability. It makes me cry when the school band plays a song together. It’s an amazing accomplishment really to be playing a song … Continue reading

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Benjamin Zander on TED

I am very excited today, because WordPress will now let us embed TED talks into posts. Let the trumpets sound, or at least some inspirational, insightful and entertaining lectures. Benjamin Zander is the co-author of The Art of Possibility, one … Continue reading

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One more commercial (and then I promise I’m done)

I just wanted to let everyone know I will be appearing in a musical in concert this week. The musical is called Lorelei. It’s the musical based on the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The stage version starred Carol Channing, the … Continue reading

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Stages of Creativity

I found this on the internets and although it’s focus is photography, something I’ve never wanted or tried to be really good at, you could pretty much substitute any of the creative forms and it would be true: acting, writing, directing, … Continue reading

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Extreme Sheep Herding

This is cute, but I’m not sure I believe it’s real. What do you think? Take a look…   I think it’s obvious they’ve sped it up in places to make the effect. But, other than that…I’m just not sure. Weigh … Continue reading

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World Theatre Day Message 2009

International World Theatre Day Message by Augusto Boal. (Also plans for the weekend.) Continue reading

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I’d like to thank my grade seven class…

I’ve just learned I’ve been awarded my first blog award, the Fresh and Fabulous Award (originated at 6 o’clock stitch) by none other than the famous Mahoney Musings, who I forgive for calling me a crackerjack, even if she meant it in … Continue reading

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Welcome spring!

I don’t think I’ve been quite so excited to greet a Vernal Equinox before. Welcome spring. Thank God you’re here. We thought winter would never leave.     I recommend getting the real song “Canada in Springtime” by Free Design … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a White Birthday

I am now the answer to life, the universe, and everything. I am also, I just learned, a primary pseudoperfect number. Which is awesome because why would I be really perfect when I can be pseudoperfect? Don’t answer that. That … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S Choreography

This is the song that’s accompanying our dance in my beginner’s tap class (we’re going to have a recital and everything):     How have I never seen this before when 44 MILLION other people have? There’s no other explanation–you’ve been … Continue reading

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