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Saturday, December 18, 2004


press pause

press pause
Originally uploaded by trevorsc.

it's Saturday. I worked on the lighting plot for "Little Dragon," then went out to find a photocopying place to get copies of the plot for tomorrow's crew. Every copy shop in this end of town is closed for the weekend. I got it done at Staples in pieces, and have to paste it together. Then I went looking for a dinner, hungering for a greasy breakfast at 4:30pm. No dice, they all close at 3 or 4pm on Saturday.

This is downtown. I don't get it. It's like we're going back to the seventies, with everything closing for the weekend. I live in the city because I like bacon and eggs at weird times, and I can get it here. Used to get it here. Is the world around me finally slowing down? Should I embrace this?

Maybe the high-heat 24-7 pace just isn't human after all.

Too bad I still have a deadline for Sunday.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004


night ride home with Bea

night ride home
Originally uploaded by trevorsc.

is something lost when the streets become so familiar that "being lost" never happens anymore?

or is it how we use our eyes that allows us to get lost -- a way of seeing everything as strange, a way of looking that is detached from the reflex of recognizing.

now I want that with you.

a baby's eyes, a newborn mind, discovering you in the morning light, in the ride home across town at night.

Thursday, December 09, 2004



QueenE streetcar 3
Originally uploaded by trevorsc.

Finally the rehearsals for Little Dragon have begun. What a joy -- we are in the theatre for almst a month or rehearsals, and have all that time to see the piece emerge. I love it -- every day I go over there, to that place, to work. Every day (for this month) I come home at night. Does that sound mundane? pathetic? I'm a freelance designer who has to do tech jobs to pay the bills: usually I'm all over the place and every day is a blur trying to realize other people's creative vision.

For now, I'm doing some creating.

Thursday, December 02, 2004


King and Parliament big sky

King and Parlement big sky day 1
Originally uploaded by trevorsc.

Bea and I watched the Fifth Estate last night... nicely timed documentary on the efforts of European governments to deal with find terrorists (why do I think that word needs quotes around it all the time now?) and bring them to trial through the justice system, rather than just shooting them or detaining them indefinitely in Guantanamo. The point of the show was that suicide bombings and mass-murder plots are not the stuff of foreign policy for them, but domestic policy. These are countries with up to 6 million Muslims among their citizens. The radical fringe is a real threat to them. And the only way to keep off more disaffected Muslims from being recruited to radical groups is to demonstrate, day-to-day, that they can trust their governments to deal with them fairly. That anyone accused of a crime, terrorist-related or otherwise, lives in a place that respects their rights to a fair trial and due process.

The difficulty for many of the prosecutors trying to prove these difficult allegations of terrorist plotting grows from the reluctance of U.S. authorities to release prisoners ot stand trials as witnesses. Half the men behind these plots are held extrajudicially, with no apparent rights, in Guantanamo Bay. So not only can European lawyers not gain access to individuals who could unlock their cases, but their greatest "ally" in the "war on terrorism" is denying its detainees the basic rights that democracies uphold as fundamental to the legitimacy of their approach to governance and diplomacy. Basically, the U.S, is following Israel down the ugly and unpredictable path of extra-judicial reprisal that denies people of any sense of justice in the midst of armed struggle. No one has any moral ground to stand on in this scenario, other than to say, "we can do what we feel best for ourselves."

This, on the day when Bush comes to Canada to try to convince us that he's been right in his policies all along. The CBC called his visit a "charm offensive." They got it half right.

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