Just clowning around…Lisbon

crazy-touristsAlmost two years ago, through a weird series of connections and circumstances, I ended up teching a clown show called Aga-Boom, which was performing in the Vilnius Comedy festival. Long story short I became friends with the principles, Iryna and Dimitri (and Jesse, who is also in the show and with whom I have many mutual friends from many different facets of my life) and several weeks ago, they asked if I could tech their upcoming run in Lisbon, Portugal. On the plus side, I’d never been to Portugal, it was decent money, and I always love working in theatre. The down side was that it was a three-week gig at the end of the semester and with Monki only 4 1/2 months old I would miss her 5 month check up (this after missing her 1 month for a gig in Vegas) and three weeks is a long time away from family. Continue reading

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Rest in peace, little friend…

img_1701“The thing about owning a pet is they don’t live as long as we do.”

Last week I wrote about the problems Laika was having and what the doctor had said. The follow-up, naturally, was a different doctor at the same clinic said something completely different. It’s like no one talked to each other, no one took notes, no one seemed to know what was going on.

As for Laika, he seemed to be doing okay. After that last post I got a lot of well-meaning texts and emails telling me it was hard but I would know when it was the right time to let him go, when his suffering outweighed my selfishness. But he seemed to be doing okay. Continue reading

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alterna-teasMy latest short story, “The 13th Car,” is included here in this collection of wonderful steampunk stories. So happy to be included amongst such great stories!

Feel free to go and grab yourself a kindle copy and if you like what you read, please leave a review.

And hey, if you’re one of them people who can nominate things for awards, well, you know how much I love and respect you.

 

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Earth Rise | David Magazine

Man Had to Go to the Moon to Appreciate the Majesty of the Bright Blue Marble Floating in Space that We all Call Home.

Source: Earth Rise | David Magazine

My latest in David Magazine. I’m pretty happy with this one. Give it a read and see what you think.

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Crossroads

Laika in a TieA couple of nights ago, Laika freaked out. He’d been kinda lethargic all day, then, about 9 at night, he jumped up and ran headlong for the door. This wasn’t an urgent, ‘I have to pee’ kind of run but more a ‘I need to get out of this place as quickly as possible’ situation. He was banging his head against the door and dribbling urine. I was in my pajamas so I opened the apartment door and the door to the outside and he took off running. Continue reading

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SPACEDOCK on Vimeo

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Paper Stunts

Here’s a bunch of really cool paper tricks you can do at home!

Source: DOWNLOADS | quirkologyblog

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About citizenship…

Today was an auspicious day. In the US, for the first time in history, a woman led a major political party in a bid for the presidency. Rasa turned 24. And we went and got Monki registered as an American citizen. Continue reading

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Professor Felicia Campbell – UNLV’s longest-serving faculty member talks about her life in, out of classroom | Las Vegas Review-Journal

So here’s the deal. I’m a university professor, and I think I’m a pretty good one. Most of my students like me, I like what I do, and in the end everyone learns something.

I owe a huge chunk of that to this women here. So if you think I’m good at what I do, you should read this article and learn about the source!

Source: UNLV’s longest-serving faculty member talks about her life in, out of classroom | Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

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BBC – Culture – The language rules we know – but don’t know we know

Mark Forsyth tasted internet fame this week when a passage from a book he wrote went viral. He explains more language secrets that native speakers know without knowing.

Source: BBC – Culture – The language rules we know – but don’t know we know

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