Month: February 2014

Get Your Papers Together to See Seattle Opera’s The Consul

Get Your Papers Together to See Seattle Opera’s The Consul

A modern, English-language opera about a woman fighting bureaucracy sounded like a painfully tedious proposition – too much like my real life.  But I attended The Consul at Seattle Opera because I have season tickets. A bleeding man bursts into a decaying apartment, forgetting to shut the door. Knocking over furniture he falls to the floor, calling his…

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Book Report: Beggar’s Feast

Book Report: Beggar’s Feast

Crows and squirrels. Beggar’s Feast is crowded with these urban vermin, potent symbols whose meaning I could never quite make out, just as I could never quite tell what was behind anyone’s words when I was in Kandy town almost exactly twelve years ago and saw neither crows nor squirrels. When I pulled Beggar’s Feast…

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Sleeping Beauty at Pacific Northwest Ballet

Sleeping Beauty at Pacific Northwest Ballet

This last week my life has taken the work/life balance conflict to new levels. I am up against a hard deadline on a major project at the day job while my building was on lockdown with half a million people expressing their love for the Seahawks on the street outside. Last weekend my family passed…

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