Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Portia’s Casket Rundown, September to November 2011

Here is a rundown of articles I have written as the Associate Editor for Voices for The Shakespeare Standard. Click the title to read the entire article. Portia’s Casket (Intersection) … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket | Review of PETA’S William

I saw a re-staging of PETA‘s RATED:PG yesterday. A review is forthcoming due to the issues that I saw staged, as well as some experiential moments, good or otherwise, that needs to … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Perception and Theatrical Embodiment

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino Once again, I am staring at a blank sheet of paper as I struggle with the topic I am working on–psychoanalysis and phenomenology. Neither … Continue reading

September 22, 2011 · 2 Comments

Portia’s Casket (More Stumbles) | Voices News for the Week of August 31

Repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard. See the original post here. So, given all the oddities I stumbled into last week, I decided to continue on stumbling … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (Oddities) | Voices News for the Week of August 24

A repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard, Wednesday Voices. See the original post here. Much oddities to Shakespeare’s voice today… Choices. Remember the Choose your own Adventure books? Well, now … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (Stumbling into) | Voices News for the Week of August 17

This is a repost of my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard. See the original article and comments here. Looking, searching, and many times, just stumbling. Sometimes, you don’t have … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket (On Censorship) | Voices News for the week of August 10, 2011

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Voices Wednesday. This was first published on August 10, 2011. See the orginal version here.) Censorship. It is one of the worst … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Portia’s Casket

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Wednesday Voices. Originally published on August 3, 2011. See the original version and comments here.) Hi! For my first column, … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · 6 Comments
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12 hours of labor, medications, and an emergency cs later... Our little strong fighter is under observation, but doing well. She had to struggle against the umbilical cord wrapped twice around her neck that stressed her out enough to produce meconium. But again, she has strength within her. #baby #babynarratives
Extreme vulnerability grants the gift of clear insight. (Photo by Rem Zamora.) #baby #babynarratives @rem.zamora @pamschua
At 39 weeks, waiting. Its quite a journey. I've been lucky with all the support I have despite the challenges. I posted this on fb and it was just on fire, lol. Feeling beautiful, at any stage, especially at this point, is very difficult. Now, I have this special time photographed. Thanks for capturing this moment in my life @rem.zamora :) #baby #babynarratives
Our little pumpkin is just about ready, but still bidding her time. For now, I want to focus on our #greenlantern #gamerchef. He's my superhero. He made an important decision during this journey--he made it about me. What I would like, what would comfort me, what would keep me healthy and happy, what would keep me going. He focused on what is and the best possible course of action in the present. Pregnancy reveals a lot in people, who would actually care about my well-being and happiness vis-a-vis who would simply see me as a baby incubator. Too many feel entitled to me and my body, my decisions, what I eat, what I do, and even what I feel. #gamerchef on the other hand, simply accepted what is, and went from there. He went with me to all my doctor's appointments, laboratory tests, and ultrasounds. More importantly, he recognized me as me, with valid thoughts, feelings, and emotions. He never pushed me to sacrifice things in the name of our baby. He approached the journey as a partner and tried to find the best case scenario that would make me happy instead. He recognized that ultimately, it should be about what I want, at the same time offering his presence and support. This journey was far from easy, we are exhausted and we have barely begun. But I look forward to seeing #gamerchef in his upcoming role as a parent, he will be a great one. #baby #babynarratives (photo by @rem.zamora)
One of our last hurrahs before game time. Thanks for playing Lipio brothers! Lol. Also, yes Pat, stuffed crust is amazing. See you guys again soon. #edh #mtg #magicthegathering
Bun is almost done baking in the oven, we're waiting until the time is right. In the meantime, Sundate! Missed Relish, food is sooo good. Then passed by Purple Oven. Summer heat and all. #babynarratives #gamerchef