Facebook alert! ;-)

“Tomorrow, Facebook will change its privacy settings to allow Mark Zuckerberg to come into your house while you sleep and eat your brains with a grapefruit spoon. To stop this from happening go to Account> Home Invasion Settings> Cannibalism> Brains, and uncheck the “Tasty” box. [He will also charge you $$$ for the pleasure.] Please copy and repost.” – Howard Rheingold [and Caroline Taylor, LOL] Continue reading Facebook alert! 😉

On “Artiste” & “Master Artist”

I’ll start with “artiste“, because its senseless use is far more tangible to me, while I entertain that there may be some sort of rationale for the employment of the term “master artist” that I have not yet encountered. Let’s start at the beginning. Trinis have this thing where anybody who is a performer of any kind may be referred to as an “artiste”, with … Continue reading On “Artiste” & “Master Artist”

“Prestige School” Ponderings

I have a kind of psychic claustrophobia. A fear of anything that confines me to a prescribed amount of space in the world. Labels, check-boxes, baggage, stuff like that. I’m so averse to it I wrote a one-woman play (soap box) about it called, appropriately, Pack Light. Trinidad is so small that no matter what school you went to, people tend to tote — or try to bestow others … Continue reading “Prestige School” Ponderings

The Final Frontier? (2004)

Originally published on AfterEllen.com, April 17th 2004 Wasn’t it just the other day that I was sitting in front of my television in that semi-vegetative state and across one of those sexy The L Word promos? Since then, the show has drawn legions of fans and detractors within its broad cross-section of straight, gay, male and female viewership. And with the burden of representing a … Continue reading The Final Frontier? (2004)