Eliza, Finn and the art of reinvention

There is this thing that humans — not all of them but, observationally, a sizable majority — do to suffering: They want it to mean something. We want that meaning to make the suffering noble, and we want that noble suffering to reframe that tragedy as beneficial for us. Just watch someone (your humble narrator, […]

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Big Dreams

Features: February 2010 – Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us: the season of love and kisses, of hearts and flowers, of infinite romantic possibility, right? “Let’s face it,” says Angie Toomsen of Dreamwell Theater. “It’s a totally lame holiday that glosses over the true complexity of human relationships and makes people feel like crap if […]

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