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.] [Edited 4 July 2021: You can read the fullContinue reading On writing important things
Did you see me on Fargo last night? Here’s the long path I took to get there. My first serious acting gig was when I was eight or nine years old. I was to play the absent-minded professor, a major character in one of those end-of-year school productions where every grade had to put onContinue reading My absent-minded journey to Fargo
I’ve been remiss in keeping my followers up to date on what’s happening this year. In the beginning of the year I worked on a student film called Joy To The World, in which I played the boss of a Mall Santa agency, which refuses to hire the actual Santa Claus, because his résumé isn’tContinue reading Theatre, film, web series and voice acting updates
I obsess about it sometimes, and worry that I’m regressing. I read about how meltdowns and shutdowns with a short recovery period could lead to permanent loss of skills, so I obsess some more. I scratch my skin and obsess that it won’t heal. I walk into things (oh, so many things) and have bruisesContinue reading I just checked, and I’m still autistic
A (long) thought: if the talk on social media by LGBTQIA community members and allies is tiring you out, keep in mind that it’s only been two days since Orlando. When you’ve forgotten about us, we will still be thinking about it. We’re still thinking about Stonewall in June 1969. Remember, this is Pride MonthContinue reading Reflections on queerness
In less than a month, the Calgary Men’s Chorus is sending a contingent to the GALA Choruses Festival in Denver, which is in the same country where 49 people were killed last night in a gay club by one man armed with an assault rifle that he got without a background check, despite being onContinue reading Reflections on the Orlando Massacre
(Trigger warning: swearing and queer shit.) So much hate and anger stem from ignorance. The difference between ignorance and stupidity is that with ignorance you can learn, change your mind, and not rely on confirmation bias to continue thinking a certain way.
Last week, the Alberta, Canada, Government released a document called Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions. You can download the document here in PDF format. As I read through this document, I wished I would be going to school in this kind of open,Continue reading Gender Identity Diversity in Alberta Schools
My own memories of the last fifteen years on the Internet.
Eusebius McKaiser wrote this essay on Facebook earlier today, and with his permission, I am reposting it here. On male rape, and the taboo around it: Earlier today I was interviewed for a news channel by one of my favourite television journalists. I had told her I would share some of my reflections of howContinue reading On male rape