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#12 – Pier

#12 – Pier

While I was waiting in line to grab a coffee before my meeting with Kate, I ran into Pier.  I don’t think he and I have properly spoken in a long time.  Maybe even years.  Sure, we’re friends on Facebook.  I stay up to date with his company’s work, but it’s been a while since … Continue reading

#11 – Kate

#11 – Kate

My friend Kate has given me an amazing opportunity: the chance to direct again.  I’m not just directing any play.  I’ll be working in the theatre for young audiences realm, specifically for kids 5 to 9.  Wheee!   I feel like Kate and I have a special bond.  We have daughters near the same age.  … Continue reading

#10 – Aron

#10 – Aron

After over two years of not seeing each other, we finally meet for coffee. He uses the word “cunt” in one of his first stories, and then apologises for his language. I laugh.  Has it been that long?  Has he forgotten who I am?  Cunt doesn’t bother me… neither does any of the other expletives … Continue reading

#9 – Melanie

#9 – Melanie

So I had a date with my friend Andrew to see a play at the University of Ottawa. This girl saw us in the lobby and essentially tagged along for the rest of the night. I didn’t mind. It’s theatre. It’s a social occasion. It’s not like we’re going to be talking during the performance. … Continue reading

#8 – Shane

#8 – Shane

I have a strange way of making friends.  I mean, I meet people pretty much the same way everyone else does, but I go about choosing my “keeper” friends oddly.  #8 and #9 are such people. Do I remember exactly when I met Shane?  Nope.  I know he did community theatre with my Mom and … Continue reading

#5 – Dalelle

#5 – Dalelle

Dalelle and I met the summer of ’98 at a University of Ottawa residence orientation weekend.  A year younger than me, she traveled alone from Sudbury to meet new people and get acquainted with the campus and city she’d call her home.  I journeyed 45 minutes from home, by car, with my Mom, for the … Continue reading

#4 – Kris

#4 – Kris

I miss Kris. He’s moved to Edmonton with his beau to start a new life and stretch his actor wings out West.   His partner recently proposed.  Kris accepted.  I couldn’t be happier for them. Kris makes me feel good.  He’s a beautiful man, inside and out.  His speaking voice make me melt.  He’s as much … Continue reading

#3 – Michelle

#3 – Michelle

Smart and sassy, Michelle is one of my longest friends.  We met doing community theatre and I was amazed with her positive spirit, grace, and beautiful voice. She moved away for university and then spent what felt like forever building a career for herself, eventually starting her own ESL school in Japan.  Needless to say … Continue reading

Day 284-287 Growing Up (Or Not)

Day 284 – This little bit of beauty was a big deal to me:   I turned 31. To say that my thirties have been an, um,  adventure so far is a gross understatement.  Raised as an only child having only met my 1/2 sister 13 years ago, I always looked forward to birthday for … Continue reading

Day 217 – Kindred Spirits

I love watching these two.  They work so amazingly well together.  Not only are they supremely talented, but they genuinely love what they do.  This is something my Mom often jokes about when talking about doing theatre:  “If it ain’t fun, I ain’t doin it.”  I firmly believe that my mom is loved so much … Continue reading