“one shoe can change your life” – cinderella

1985, I was living in Paris and everyone was laughing at me. In true Working Girl style, I walked everywhere in my tretorn tennis shoes changing into proper shoes once I got where ever I was going. My French colleagues…

ooh la opera

There’s usually a reason a work is “rarely performed”. Usually it’s awful. And so it was with some reluctance I accepted Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Zingg’s invitation to attend their Opera Atelier’s Toronto premiere of 'rarely perfromed' Lucio Silla. Marc…

awesome amazing alo

I booked this table four months in advance. I could only get a reservation for 5:15. I had to leave my credit card number. I know the reviews were good. But seriously, could any restaurant be good enough for this…

willie mitchell and the stanley cup

Countries around the world attach great cultural importance to a particular sport; some of these sports are professional and played across the globe and some are so provincial that they seem like weird cultural oddities.  Mongolian goat carcass polo, anyone?…

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