Farnsworth Chronicles, 1

Farnsworth Chronicles, 1

Surrounded by young, energetic, talented actors, I was feeling my age at the first read through for Keyano Theatre Company’s production of The Farnsworth Invention.  That was me 25 years ago, I thought to myself, recalling fun times with Newman Players back at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon back in the mid-1980s. While the
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Breathing Alcatraz

Breathing Alcatraz

New York has Times Square, Philadelphia has Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, but in San Francisco, it is Alcatraz that draws people in, by the thousands daily.  One would think that on a day with rain falling from sunrise to sunset that demand for tickets to visit this historic rock in San Francisco harbour
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NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day Three

NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day Three

Someone said that if you can take just one great idea back to your college, then your time spent at the NCMPR national conference would be worth it.  By that modest measure, I’m definitely getting my money’s worth, and then some. In addition to tweeting the light bulb moments as they go zooming by –
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Making Social Media Magic – NCMPR 2012

Making Social Media Magic – NCMPR 2012

We thought it might be useful to the share the script we developed for our “Making Social Media Magic” presentation at the 2012 NCMPR conference.  While it won’t be verbatim  to what delegates heard who were able to get into the session, it certainly contains most of the points, and perhaps a few that we
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NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day Two

NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day Two

I had no idea that the thirty minutes leading up to the presentation would be such a rush.  First, Renee needed to dash back to the Huntington Hotel – we missed the cut for getting digs in the conference hotel – as she had forgotten the clicker.  Then I realized that it would be our
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NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day One

NCMPR 2012 – San Francisco – Day One

I was the last tourist standing as the tour bus (www.bigbustours.com) swung out of the parking lot and began crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.  We were three quarters of the way through a two hour journey around San Francisco, getting a rolling feel for the city by the bay, shivering on the upper level of
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Fear and Loathing

Fear and Loathing

Over the years I’ve become somewhat desensitized to unbalanced coverage of Fort McMurray.  I stand off to the side with my skeptical smirk as media entourages come through with earnest expressions and vacant promises of telling a story that at least dimly resembles the picture that we paint, while enjoying a coffee visit at Coco
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KONY 2012

KONY 2012

Just a few short hours ago, I had no idea about Joseph Kony or the Kony 2012 video that is sweeping through Facebook.  It started popping up with increasing frequency yesterday afternoon including a personal note from someone urging me to take 30 minutes to watch the mini-movie on YouTube.  After dinner I saw a
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There but not there

There but not there

I had a dream last night about losing somebody in my house.  They were there, but no matter what I did and where I looked, I couldn’t find them.  I’m not good at recalling details of my sleeping adventures but I remember feeling absolute desperation. I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience with things, like
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winterPLAY Wonders

winterPLAY Wonders

A view of the Shootout on the Snye from Events Wood Buffalo It is rare that I write two blogs on the same day, but I can’t resist in this case, as capturing the impressions of the winterPLAYLAND down at the Snye, while they are fresh in my mind, is important. During the warmer months,
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