11 posts by george

A Look Back on Boomerangst (2023)

I am delighted to share that the show tunes for Boomerangst, "Climate Crisis," and "Not Quite A Hippy," have recently been awarded 4/5 Star Commended ratings in the UK Songwriting Contest! They are available on Spotify and all other platforms under our band name, Intensive Care. The Climate Crisis music video, filmed in Deadman's Valley which was devastated by fire, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Hy5qEgwUt9I. I'm also pleased to note that a review of The Chimera Theatre ...

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Dick Sheppard: Conscience of His Age

This article was originally published on the Consequence Forum. On a misty September day in 1914, King George the Fifth, dressed in shooting gear, stands in a field at Windsor Home Park. He aims his hammer gun at a target several hundred feet away, and fires. Beside him, a dapper man in his thirties named Dick Sheppard covers his ears, winces and coughs from the acrid smell of cordite. The King shouts, “Bull’s eye!” Dick looks impressed, but the King turns to him and scowls. ...

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Join George as He Reads Marisa on the Mountain

Join George on the top of "Pimple" mountain in Kamloops B.C. as he reads an excerpt from his latest book, Marisa and the Mountains.  You can read more about the book on the website.

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George Reads: How Hope Became an Activist

In celebration of the book launch of How Hope Became an Activist, George has a few words to share from inside his backyard tree loft: You can read more about the title at hope.georgemjohnson.com.

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Mockus Plays in Calgary, March 26-April 4th, 2020!

Update: Unfortunately, due to Covid19 and the ensuing social responsibility, Mockus in Calgary has been cancelled. I want to thank the cast and crew who put so much energy into the production. I'm saddened that your efforts may not make it to stage this year, but your work on the play is appreciated. I am so excited that my play Mockus will be receiving its premier production in Alberta in just a few weeks (Mar. 26-Apr. 4th, Jupiter Theatre Company at the West Village Theatre. Details here: ...

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New Screenplay – Rest Assured

Rest Assured is an Official Selection and top ten Finalist in the Houston Comedy Film Festival and an Official Selection in the Georgia Shorts Film Festival. Interested in reading the full script? Email George here.     Read a preview:

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Grief in victory: Therapeutic writing helped to heal a nation after the First World War

My latest piece, originally published a few week ago in The Conversation. Your comments are welcome! - Most people have seen images of Allied victory celebrations marking the end of the First World War, but was everyone in a celebratory mood? For many, grief overwhelmed relief. Grief was arguably the defining experience of the entire conflict. However, the psychology of that grieving has been relatively overlooked. The British, in particular, are famous for needing to show a stiff ...

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How Hope Became an Activist