– Nuit Blanche. Me in it. Under the overhang of the Omni building in Dundas Square. I’m on from 7-11.
– Hey, look! Our ridiculous prostitution laws* have been struck down. I’m not really in favour of prostitution or anything – I think in an ideal society it would either not exist or look very, very different than it does now – but I’m glad the women and men who do it for a living can now do it more safely.
– No reviews of Fallen Voices…lots of positive audience feedback, including from an 8-year-old girl. “Isn’t there going to be another story?” she asked her mother after the Tammy Faye opera ended. Oh, and we’re doing one of the shows (Time will Erase) at a conference showcase at Brock University on Oct. 23!
– I got home last night around 11 – teaching, then going to a birthday party – to find Madeline tearing around the house and howling. Ben told me that she’d stolen a whole chunk of cheese off the table (yes, we’re vegans, but Ben’s quitting smoking and he loves cheese, so he’s breaking the rules a bit) and was, I guess, celebrating. You’d a 25-pound dog eating a 1/4 pound of cheese would feel more lethargic than anything else, but apparently cheese gives Madeline superpowers.
*Prostitution (i.e., exchanging sex for money) has always been legal in Canada – but “communicating for the purposes of prostitution” (finding and negotiating with clients), keeping a brothel (working from your home), or living off the proceeds of prostitution (supporting your family) was illegal. Those laws didn’t reduce prostitution or anything, but they did make prostitution more dangerous. Good work, boys!