Wednesday, August 26, 2015

An Apostrophe Does Not Mean "es": Aug. 26/15



The word they wanted was "businesses". I suppose they believed that an apostrophe makes an "es" sound & they could thus use it for the plural. However, apostrophes are not to be used for plurals (even for adding apostrophe s). The exceptions are for single characters so that "a's" means "more than one 'a'", and "as" is the word "as". So sometimes this is extended to abbreviations such as "CD" or numbers. However, I prefer "CDs" and "12s" just push back against the use of apostrophes for pluralization.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress: Aug. 2015


Photography by Matthew Goertz. Poster design by Stefani Celine.

Cambrian Players does not normally stage plays during the summer, but circumstances led us to choose to have our first play in our new home (the Finlandia Hall) during August. I didn't have much hands-on involvement with the play, as I was busy at Camp Gitchigomee. However, I did take a few photos of our move-in day, July 26. This was our first time ever moving a set into this venue, and so some experimenting was necessary.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Manitoba Pioneer Camp 2015


I was at Manitoba Pioneer Camp for Boys 2 (Aug. 3 - 14) again this year, mainly to lead some of the singing, but also to help in other ways (including fishing & canoeing with campers, and plunging toilets).

This first Playlist features all my vids from Boys 2 '15 in roughly chronological order.

This is a playlist of all the Robin Hood Table Talk skits.

This is a playlist of singing (or shouting) at MPC through the last few years, but I have it set to play beginning with the first song of 2015. Note that in 2015 some of the songs were actually quite well sung (especially the Men's Quartet).

Professional quality video by Kenji Dyck of August Boys ("Boys II") highlights.

My Collection of MPC Shirts