Adventure: GOLDFISH – Mr. Maverick

Thanks to indie casting director Justin Chatwin, we were lucky enough to cast this handsome and very civilized dude in a dynamic lead role in GOLDFISH, the Parkdale Un-Mystery.     Maverick has been a treat and a life experience for every single crewmember on this picture.  It is rare to work with animal in movies… …

Plant Power

Life is choices. I’ve always wanted to be a vegan. I’ve been a vegan for three months at a stretch, a record I’ve matched and also fallen short of in subsequent stabs. I don’t want to eat animals. Ideally, I don’t want to. But I do. I love milk; I wish I had it more …

The World Peace Diet: TLDR

Some intellectual was on CBC with Michael Enright once talking about good bad books, like for example, ANIMAL FARM and 1984, books which he reminded us are inferior reads as literature, and yet which carry with them a perspective on reality that cannot be denied and makes the reading of these works actually worthwhile. That …

THE ZOO, or, Should Zoos Be Abolished?

A zoo should be truly excellent and outstanding; there should be no second-class or second-rate zoos. Cities with mediocre zoos should close them; cities and/or regions which desire a zoo should invest in a world-class one.  The idea of abolishing zoos for humane reasons offers appeal, yet the Bronx and San Diego Zoos seem worthwhile, …