Category Archives: Reviews

Beyond a Sporting Review: Cross-Country Skiing

My friend Celeste has been trying to get me into winter sports for almost a year. Last month she finally succeeded in pulling me out with Trakker’s Ski Club to try cross-country skiing. So now I can say new year … Continue reading

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Beyond a Crafting Review: Knitting 101 at the Purple Purl

New year, new skills. For me, that means KNITTING. I have wanted to knit for a few years. It started as a whim in 2015 or so, when my mom sent me a care package with art supplies. With the … Continue reading

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Beyond a Travel Review: Detour

Over my Christmas vacation, my best friend introduced me to my new favorite audio experience: Detour. I’m really into podcasts right now. And when I travel, I like finding out of the way places, booking tours where a local or … Continue reading

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Words Consumed in 2017

The summer before I left for graduate school I kept track of everything I read. I’m not sure if I started it because I worked in a library or because I wanted to keep track of plays I read, but … Continue reading

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Beyond a Travel Review: Edinburgh

In addition to seeing 25+ shows, 30 scenes from┬áTransmission, plus networking/marketing/last minute revisions for said show, I did manage to do A LOT of sightseeing in Edinburgh. My solo tourist came out and couldn’t be stopped. Even when my feet … Continue reading

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Beyond a Theatre Review: 25+ Edinburgh Fringe shows 2017

Technically, the Edinburgh Fringe was my 5th or 6th fringe festival. My high school boyfriend took me to my first–the 2008 or 2009 FronteraFest in Austin–back before I ever thought about writing for the stage. I’d never gotten into the … Continue reading

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Tea from the Source: Toronto Edition

I’ve wanted to attend the Toronto Tea Festival since before I moved to Toronto. And for two years I’ve missed it… but at the end of January 2015, I finally made it there. And it was glorious. A room filled … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Solo, a Collection of Writer’s Pilgrimages

In this bright new year, it feels right to read about journeys. Pilgrimages, whatever that means. So I finally cracked Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage. To Margaret Atwood, it means traveling through literary and scientific history to Baffin Bay. To Katherine … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope

The second nonfiction book I read after returning from Asia. I’ve been lucky with three amazing choices over the past few months–here was the first. I waited to write about┬áThe Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope because every … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

When I returned from Asia, still burnt out on struggling to make things work, I didn’t think a nonfiction book written by Pixar’s President would help me feel ready to get back to work. But it was the first book … Continue reading

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