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.
- Here's an interesting interview on this topic with Gabor Mate called "Capitalism Makes Us Crazy". "Humans have always used drugs,… Written by Trevor Malkinson Darrin Drda Part IV- Global Addiction and the Road to Recovery
- This interview has resonated with me deeply. I am an artist and it deepens my realization of where my creativity… Written by Denny Thomas Hübl: Shadow Work in Evolutionary Spirituality
- David, I love this idea of the "crazy quilt" "the idea that Transition Initiatives behave like a "Crazy Quilt" -… Written by Trevor Malkinson Darrin Drda Part III- The 3 Afflictions and Their Antidotes
- David, thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I really appreciate you translating some of the core tenents/philosophies of the transition movement… Written by Trevor Malkinson Darrin Drda Part I- Peril and Promise
- I enjoyed the discussion in the podcast of Joanna Macy's three sources of transformation: holding actions, structural transformations, shifts in… Written by David MacLeod Darrin Drda Part III- The 3 Afflictions and Their Antidotes
- "The only myth that is going to be worth talking about in the immediate future is one that is talking… Written by David MacLeod Darrin Drda Part II- Planetary Initiation and Participatory Reality
- Thank you Chris and Trevor for sharing this podcast. "The Promise and the Peril" This is a great framing, and… Written by David MacLeod Darrin Drda Part I- Peril and Promise
- Chris, Your article/interview with Thomas was wonderful. He visited One Spirit last fall asnd since then a few of us… Written by Lynne Feldman Thomas Hübl: Shadow Work in Evolutionary Spirituality
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