Brief Candle 5 Released

We finally finished the fifth issue of Brief Candle, our Shakespeare zine where we invite people from all walks of life to muse on Shakespeare. From fan theories about characters, to serious literary analysis, to reviews of Shakespeare-related books, to recipes, to how famous characters from Shakespeare would take their coffee, this zine has it […]

Halloween Flash Fiction Showdown 2k18

Zoa and I had so much fun with our scary story competition last year that we decided to revive it this year. Below are two scary stories of 500 words or less, one written by me, one written by Zoa. We won’t tell you who wrote which story so as not to bias you. Read […]

Homeward He Did Come. America. Days 30-33.

I started my drive home Saturday night, directly after Titus Andronicus. I planned to make a few digressions but mostly just drive straight through to Virginia. Firstly, I figured I had to see the Grand Canyon, since I’d be driving within an hour of it on my way home. So I set my GPS for […]

Why Should Wrath Be Mute. Los Angeles. Day 29.

Saturday I went back to LA and got lunch at Sage before camping out at a coffee shop and killing time before Independent Shakespeare’s production of Titus Andronicus. I had originally wanted to visit the Griffith Observatory as it’s one of my favorite places in LA, but there was some kind of special event happening […]

Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Orange County. Days 24-28.

I made the drive to San Clemente in southern Orange County, arriving about 4 o’clock in the morning, and slept in the next day (Monday). Monday I made it up to LA to have dinner with my friend Mary at my favorite vegan restaurant in LA, Sage. Tuesday I camped out at Verve Coffee for […]

My Kingdom For a Horse. Bay Area. Day 23.

Sunday morning I went and got coffee with Lesley and Bob from Marin Shakespeare before heading to African American Shakespeare’s production of Richard III. We got coffee at Equator Coffee in Larkspur and talked about their production of Pericles that I had seen Friday night and about their plans for the future of Marin Shakespeare. […]

Over Hill, Over Dale. Bay Area. Day 22.

Saturday morning I got up early and headed into San Francisco for the first time since I’d arrived in the Bay Area. It was an extremely foggy morning, so I couldn’t see the signs on the Golden Gate Bridge saying that you have to just drive through the plaza and pay the toll online after, […]

Diamonds of a Most Praised Water. Bay Area. Days 20 and 21.

Thursday afternoon after one last visit to ReMix coffee in Ashland I set off south on I-5 toward San Rafael and Marin Shakespeare. Lesley, the managing director of Marin Shakespeare is a good friend of mine who invited me to stay with her when I was in the area. Shortly before I left Oregon, Lesley […]

For All Time. Ashland. Day 19.

I tend to be a creature of habit, so even when I am almost three thousand miles from home, in a city I’ve never been to, living in a car on one of the biggest adventures of my life, I still try to create routines. By the morning of my last full day in Ashland […]

New Mutiny. Ashland. Day 18.

Tuesday morning I got up early and went to ReMix coffee in Ashland to get coffee and do a bit of writing before my first show of the day. You may have noticed a pattern that any time I’m not seeing a show, driving, or sleeping, I’m generally trying to carve out a couple of […]