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.
Featuring many quotes from Barbara Ehrenreich's book Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy.
Here's what you do: ask questions.
More than just a spouter of great jokes, this guy shows evidence of non-dual thinking.
Short answer: because it reminds you of a boob.
I had day recently full of elements that didn't exist ten or even five years ago. Here's what happened.
Taken from Ms. Fey's recent book Bossypants.
Fives are perceptive, cerebral and secretive. In music, they're often innovative, hugely original and have a love of technology and unusual instruments.
An interview with filmmaker Xan Aranda about her music documentary Andrew Bird: Fever Year.
Allmusic.com is a great resource for audiophiles. It has tons of cool stuff about everyone who's ever made music.
A recent documentary followed Dr. Gabor Mate's explorations of ayahuasca as a therapeutic tool, and featured research on the neurochemistry involved.
A story of "Diamond" Jim Brady, a glutton of Olympic proportions, and a dish he particularly liked.
Albums cost a fair bit to produce. You could kick in for this one without it costing you much at all.
They're closer than you might think.
The arguments presented in Fuck Christmas Theatre are absolutist, naive and terribly flawed. I’m cracking my knuckles in anticipation of knocking them into oblivion.
Every theatre company in North America trots out a tired yuletide play at this time of year with one goal in mind: fleece the rubes!
An extraordinary true story. Hell, even just what the guy cooked is enough to make your eyes boing forward.
People who work in offices are usually pretty rational. But magical thinking can slip in.
What they do is difficult, and underappreciated.
Readers submit questions about the science of everyday life. Other readers answer them.
Enneagram Fours are feeling based, sad, different, determined to forge a unique and authentic personal identity.