Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, etc. is writer David Sedaris's 10th collection of nonfiction essays. This time, he includes tiny character pieces. Sedaris writes with warmth, even when he describes situations or people he hates, and there are many. Most of the essays in this collection work the same way as those in his … Continue reading Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

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Joseph Boyden’s “Wenjack”

You might think "Wenjack" is the name of a bird, or some other animal, like I did. It's not, it's a surname. Chanie Wenjack, one of many First Nations children¬†who were forcibly enrolled at residential schools, was the first to draw national attention to those schools' practices back in 1966. Joseph Boyden, one of Canada's … Continue reading Joseph Boyden’s “Wenjack”

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and What We Miss Years After

A few weeks ago, we had the option -- at Vancouver Film School -- to attend its¬†playwrighting class. I think general electives are helpful for even those who don't want to specialize in what they offer because having a general base is invaluable... So I thought I should brush up on some of the classic … Continue reading Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and What We Miss Years After