This morning I made a new thing, nuts and seeds in chocolate sauce. ¡It was yummy! Recipe follows: Ingredients: 1 scoop whey protein (24 grams) 1/2 cup nuts and seeds (I used a mix of mostly walnuts with some almonds and sunflower seeds) 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive … Continue reading Recipe time: Nuts and seeds in chocolate sauce
¿Farthest possible bus-only trip in North America using only public transit?
Through a post on Twitter, I just became aware of the Global Transit Map. This set off quite a bit of exploration. It occurred to me to plan out the longest possible public transit trip by bus in North America. Fair warning, or perhaps fare warning, this is going to be looooong blog post. tl;dr: … Continue reading ¿Farthest possible bus-only trip in North America using only public transit?
¿Best musician evar?
My bestie just returned from a trip to Oregon, where she reported unexpectedly attending a Jacob Collier concert and hearing a random someone call him the best musician ever. I beg to differ that such a label is even possible to assign to someone. I won't go into whether Collier's music is good or not. … Continue reading ¿Best musician evar?
Lucy in Space with Asteroids
NASA has a mission to visit the Trojan asteroids and, given that it's a long voyage, they want to fill up Lucy's MP3 player with all sorts of cool music inspired by Lucy's journey. Okay, not quite, but they do want to inspire more music to come into the world based on Lucy's theme: NASA's … Continue reading Lucy in Space with Asteroids
Zoom Rebroadcast: The Making of Medea’s Medea
The Making of Medea's Medea: A Mockumentary Play by Chas Belov, in a 45-minute version, will have a rebroadcast by Third Citizen Theatre Company for one week (March 8, 7 am, to March 15, 7 pm), together with three other shorts (5-15 minutes each) inspired by Greek mythology on the theme of revenge as part … Continue reading Zoom Rebroadcast: The Making of Medea’s Medea
Zoom Accessibility Distractions
It would be nice if Zoom considered neurodiversity as much as it has deafness. I've complained to Zoom through the Help menu feedback feature for the past year about its unfriendliness to me, with no sign of improvement. Zoom has worked hard on deaf accessibility. An automatic transcript can be provided, and I believe they've … Continue reading Zoom Accessibility Distractions
October 18 Reading: Earthquake Weather
My work-in-progress comedy-fantasy Earthquake Weather will have an online staged reading on October 18, 2020, produced by Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, directed by Libby Vega and performed by Roberta Morris, Karen Offereins, Julie Sarabia, Ava Maag, and Cary Ann Rosko. San Francisco: Astronomical rents. San Andreas Fault. Elves. Shoe-making, home-wrecking elves. Four women – … Continue reading October 18 Reading: Earthquake Weather
Not at War
Not declaring war on holidays or anything but I've been realizing when I look at someone I can't tell whether they celebrate any holidays around this time of year or not. For instance, Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists do have holidays, but those are not necessarily around this time. And, just as I don't want to … Continue reading Not at War
It’s Not Just Pronouns
There's been a lot of talk in the last several years - longer than that, but it's been much more in the public eye lately - about gender pronouns. A polite person does their best to ensure that they refer to others using the correct pronoun, so that they are not referring to someone by … Continue reading It’s Not Just Pronouns
To stream or not to stream, that is the question
I stream music. Sometimes. Not at the moment. I've been on Apple Music on and off for the last couple of years. Every so often, I take a break from it. I'm on a break right now that started perhaps two months ago when I let an annual subscription expire. This is driven by a … Continue reading To stream or not to stream, that is the question
Representative Tlaib is redefining for us what Muslim Women can do – and we’re freaking out
(Updated Monday, Jan. 7, approx. 10 pm PDT) I am not a fan of public cursing. Not to say that I never do it, but I think it is often overused. I do use it in my plays where I believe it illuminates the world of my characters. Some of my plays have extensive cursing, … Continue reading Representative Tlaib is redefining for us what Muslim Women can do – and we’re freaking out
Recipe: Chas’s Microwaved Yam Strawberry Surprise
Made this on the fly this morning from some farmers' market items and stuff I had around, and it worked! Micromanaged instructions are aimed at me; please don't be insulted and feel free to adjust to your needs. Per serving: 1 large yam, about 1 pound (I suspect it's actually a sweet potato but the … Continue reading Recipe: Chas’s Microwaved Yam Strawberry Surprise
My Non-Gendered Pronoun Proposal
Chinese gets by just fine with no gendered pronouns; why can't English? And we can fill some holes in our pronoun system while we're at it. I've been thinking about this since I posted I am They as You are They and now I think I've got a workable solution. PersonSingularPlural not including listenerPlural including … Continue reading My Non-Gendered Pronoun Proposal
For the record, I loved Krista Knight’s (Un)hinged
Krista Knight is a young playwright well-known and well-loved in the new plays community. She’s well-loved both for her work (her plays have been produced all over the country) and for her personality, which is supportive, generous, and kind. If you scroll through her Instagram (@playtrixx), you’ll see her promoting the work of other […] via … Continue reading For the record, I loved Krista Knight’s (Un)hinged
Why I Write Plays About Race
“I don’t see color! WE ALL BLEED RED.” People of color, you have almost certainly had white people say this to you, or some version of it, numerous times. It’s a lie. But you already knew that. White people, of course we “see color.” We see that people are Black, or Asian, or Latinx. So … Continue reading Why I Write Plays About Race
Finger snaps in Logic Pro X
This post is short and sweet. For anyone looking for finger snaps in Logic Pro X, they can be found in the library under Percussion > Performance Patches > Claps and Snaps Performance. Claps run C2 through A2 by half-step. Snaps run C3 through D3 by half-step. There is also a stomp at F3. To … Continue reading Finger snaps in Logic Pro X
Recipe: Chas’s Microwaved Yam Surprise
Made this on the fly this morning from some farmers' market items and stuff I had around, and it worked! Micromanaged instructions are aimed at me; please don't be insulted and feel free to adjust to your needs. Per serving: 1 smallish yam (I suspect it's actually a sweet potato but the farmer calls it … Continue reading Recipe: Chas’s Microwaved Yam Surprise
I am They as You are They
My use of "they" over "he" or "she" has greatly increased over these last few years. I use "they" when I don't know the gender of the person or when the gender of the person is irrelevant. Further, by "know the gender," I used to mean my perception of a person's gender and now I … Continue reading I am They as You are They
The Treachery of Captchas
Apologies to René Magritte. And apologies to Randall Munroe if xkcd got here first with this joke. Of course, if Magritte were in charge of this, the correct action would be to click Skip. There are no images of pipes; there are only images of drawings of pipes. Nothing would happen, of course; this is an drawing of … Continue reading The Treachery of Captchas
Processing “Do Black Lives Matter at Your Theatre? In Your Films?” by Bitter Gertrude
Melissa Hillman's post came just in time for me to see Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) by Kimber Lee at Shotgun Players. It's great to know that at Shotgun, the answer is yes, both in front of and behind the stage. At Marin Theatre Company as well, where they regularly do more than one show … Continue reading Processing “Do Black Lives Matter at Your Theatre? In Your Films?” by Bitter Gertrude
You must be logged in to post a comment.