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Sam Darling

  • Fringe fest chamber opera

    One of the great joys of being an artist is knowing other creators and seeing their new works on opening night. I briefly worked with talented Roan Shankaruk who is leaving us…

  • On moths and butterflies

    As we watched a moth banging against the bathroom window my youngest asked me to reflect on the difference between moths and butterflies two nights ago and I confessed that I had…

  • Guilt. The white kind.

    We all step in it sometimes. Social faux pas after social faux pas. As a big talker — hello @bigmouthdiva — I step in it all the time. I get unfriended and…

  • Singing tips

    Some of us are born with a nice singing voice, but regardless of natural ability there are things we can do that will improve our ability. Whether you’re singing on a stage…

  • You good?

    New Yorkers use the question “you good?” for a far greater variety of situations than most. One way I’ve seen it employed as a form of allyship is when riding public transit.…

  • MomChoir & finding your soulmate

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have a partner who supports my creative endeavors and does everything he can to allow me space and time to write weird novels about fertility cults and…

  • Reframe anything

    The kids at school have started to tear apart this stone wall. As I was silently reflecting on how stone walls are some of the most long-lasting human edifices in history yet…

  • Eat some bugs

    I attended the Healthy Family Expo with my youngest and we partook of a number of free samples. I realized later that if the kid were to have an allergic reaction I…