Because Redesigning Album Art Is About More Than Procrastination

February 6th, 2016

It’s about productivity. I have a strange relationship with the music I play and store in iTunes. Working on a PhD has only increased this. What I haven’t mentioned yet, though, is the important role album art plays in my computer deskscape. Yes ‘deskscape’ because I spend more time in this screen environment than anywhere […]

Turning the Corner

July 12th, 2012

Maryann just sent me a preview of a series of photos she took of The Cottage, the cozy basement bedroom I’ve lived in the past four years in the house I’ve lived in for the past six. A few of us were milling about my place after seeing a movie, and I hardly noticed at […]

Love Story

April 29th, 2012

My beloved friend Lucy honored me by asking me to help officiate her wedding to Kris. I’m still reeling from what this all meant to me, but one of the amazing things she asked me to do in the service was to tell Kris’s and her love story through an enchanted narrative. Kris and Lucy […]

The Happiest Place on Earth

February 14th, 2012

2012 has kicked off as quite the Year of Enchantment. [Ironically, 2012 also features the schedule from hell, but oh well.] Notable among the happenings thus far, is… WINNING A TRIP TO DISNEYLAND! Yes, that’s right, people. Sometimes it pays to follow DisneyParks on Twitter. I happened to be on my computer when they posted […]

The Memorial Coatroom Literary Society Reads Colette

July 9th, 2011

Last month, the Memorial Coatroom Literary Society met to discuss Colette’s “The Vagabond” (1910). By an odd chance (or inclination?) we chose yet another book translated from French, written by a famous woman author. None of us had read any Colette, though Courtney directed a play about Colette’s stint as a stage performer, so we […]

Enchantment: Living in Magical Reality

February 4th, 2011

en·chant –verb (used with object) 1. to subject to magical influence; 2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm; 3. to impart a magic quality or effect to; “Enchantment produces a Secondary World into which both designer and spectator can enter, to the satisfaction of their sense while they are inside.” –J.R.R Tolkien, ‘On Fairy […]

A Blessing & A Prayer

December 9th, 2010

Today was the final day of BTI 501 Introduction to the Hermeneutical Task at MHGS where I had the honor and privilege of assisting Prof. Dwight Friesen these past four months. Here’s the benediction I offered the students at the end of their first term of graduate school. A Blessing A Prayer May you read […]

Oh How I’ll Miss His Elegant Handwriting

August 15th, 2010

Reunited for one magical summer (which is about to come to an end), Ian & I have been bar-brainstorming- both for cocktails, inventory, menus, everything. Basically, we need to open a bar together. We could call it popCULTURE and it could be a cocktail bar/dvd&comic book retail store. What do you think Ian? But for […]

Narrative Cocktails

July 26th, 2010

Time for another round up of Intiman Theatre’s specialty cocktails, some from last season and some we’re serving right now. I created a lot of these. I did not create the cute little quotes. Try these at home. The Year of Magical Thinking By Joan Didion The Gin Didion – A mature, refreshing drink with […]

William Emmert On My Wall

July 22nd, 2010

While at MHGS, I spent three years on Student Leadership. Part of what my particular team (Sacred Space) did was to curate the two art galleries in our building. The main floor gallery is for local artists and the upstairs gallery is for artists from the MHGS student body. For my final summer as a […]