On 15 February 2019, The French Kiss Off is opening at the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary for eight performances. It is the third play I've directed since moving to Calgary, and I encourage you to check it out if you're in the area. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.
I was born in December 1976. My first cousin Luke was born in January 1978. We grew up together as cousins do, only a year apart. We had similar childhoods growing up in South Africa. We went to the same family events, we hung out. If the photos are anything to go by, we might … Continue reading Luke Potter
Look at this. Witness the audacity of the Fall 2018 collection from Moncler 1 Pierpaolo Piccioli. I must have one.
In June of 2018 one of my favourite Canadians, Melody Zacharias, invited me to write a chapter for a book she is publishing later this year called "Let Them Finish". [Edited 17 November 2018: You can buy the book on Amazon.com, and all proceeds go to charity.] For context, Melody and other fine women in … Continue reading On writing important things
Last year, my friend Sarah Gibbs was telling us a funny story about something that happened to her when she worked in a bookstore. That and two other embarrassing anecdotes made me want to make them into a trio of short films. As luck would have it, Sarah decided to leave Canada in September to … Continue reading SUBURBAN TRAUMA is a go
Defiant to the end, Jacob Zuma is the second president of the Republic of South Africa to be recalled by the African National Congress. Tonight he resigned during a speech that was clearly not written by him. When Thabo Mbeki was recalled almost ten years ago, it also made history for South Africa's fledgling democracy. At … Continue reading Good bye, Jacob Zuma
2017, am I right?
I can't believe it took me almost nine years to write about this on my blog. Shock, probably. In the second half of 2008, M and I moved into our new house in Linden, in Johannesburg, just 600 metres down the road from a rental we'd had for about a year. One evening in October … Continue reading The rain spider incident of 2009
As of 1 December 2016, Microsoft's BizSpark programme is now only for one year, down from the original three years. Given how useful the free Visual Studio tools are, and what is possible with Azure, I'm not surprised, but this is going to affect a lot of people. From the BizSpark page: A one year … Continue reading Microsoft BizSpark is now a one-year programme
Happy everything. Leave me alone until next year.