TJ is a Vancouver based writer, performer and director of new theatre pieces. He's participated in ninety or so theatre and comedy festivals in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. He has six published plays and a humour book. He's also interested in movies, literature, television, comic books, history, science, spirituality, tai chi, technology, food and the Enneagram. He generally juggles a dozen projects at a time. He thinks more people should read the books of Barbara Ehrenreich, Gabor Mate, David Mitchell, Dan Savage, Mark Kurlansky, Miriam Toews and Brian Michael Bendis.
Words of wisdom from an obscure and great writer.
With selections and write-ups from some of our core contributors, in alphabetical order.
Conflict avoidance, escape into dreams, and love of nature.
An evolution is underway, bringing new ways to engage audiences.
According to Fr. Richard Rohr, and Harvard prof Phillip L. Berman.
Are those little tasteless off-white circles worth it?
It's the same reason cats sit on the lap of the person who's least interested in them.
Doris Allen, John Lennon, and what love songs are really about.
Three videos, from Q & As after TJ's solo show Medicine.
A look at the interplay of Modernity and Postmodernism in a major Canadian city.
With songs by Local Natives, the Dodos, Calexico, Patrick Watson and Metric.
Paraphrased from Sandra Maitri's book The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram.
How cocaine, crystal meth, nicotine and caffeine affect dopamine activity.
A bit of history, from Carl Sagan
A short excerpt from her book Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class.
On analysing myself for an unconscious prejudice that leaves 50% of the population out of the picture.
The Harry Potter scribe's new novel looks at social responsibility, specifically about addiction.
It's a growing trend, and produces honeys of great diversity.
Great story, excellent directing, and strong postmodern elements.