Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

I know very little about Bedtime Stories, the final production in Keyano Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season, except that it was written by one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights – Norm Foster.  But I managed to get additional insight from four separate interviews I did last night at the media call. A fun experience
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Interview with Charles Wilkinson, director of Oil Sands Karaoke

Interview with Charles Wilkinson, director of Oil Sands Karaoke

Charles Wilkinson and Tina Schliessler wandered into my office many months ago it seems, introducing their documentary film concept and looking for local connections to help fill in the gaps and get a better sense of our community. I enjoyed our visit tremendously, as they were both warm-hearted, creative and inspiring people.  Outside of a
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iPhone 4s upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 battery drain

iPhone 4s upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 battery drain

It became clear to me that I had a significant and draining issue with my iPhone 4s during a recent power outage at Keyano College.  With no access to a working wall socket, I became acutely aware of how quickly my phone was descending into the red zone.  I was losing as much as 10%
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Swimming with Sound

Swimming with Sound

I have this “thing” where my middle ear fills with fluid, doesn’t drain, and renders my tympanic membrane (eardrum) immobile, greatly reducing my hearing capacity on my left side.  For years, I thought it was my comeuppance for a decade of listening to music too loudly when I was in the radio business.  But, thanks
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Remembering Rita

Remembering Rita

In piecing together the clues, I’m guessing that it was about 12 years ago that Rita MacNeil played to two full houses, on successive nights, at Keyano Theatre.  I was the emcee for both of those performances and had the unique perspective of watching the shows from the wings on stage right. Apart from marveling
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Majumder in McMurray

Majumder in McMurray

It’s been fun bouncing emails back and forth with comedian Shaun Majumder the past few weeks.  Sharing his honest answers to random questions in Revealing Shaun Majumder was enormous fun. I love the fact that he’s heading out on a tour to raise money for a nonprofit back on his home turf of Burlington, Newfoundland
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Dark day in Boston

Dark day in Boston

Unbeknownst to me, I had a different dental hygienist yesterday morning, because Rebecca, who has given my teeth a shine on more than one occasion, was busy running the Boston Marathon. She crossed the finish line about 20 minutes before the first bomb went off at 2:50 pm EST, followed a few seconds later by
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winterPLAY Survey

winterPLAY Survey

So many great things flow out of the question that begins with “Wouldn’t it be great if…”.  I remember, like it was only yesterday, when Vice President of the interPLAY Society, Alan Roberts said: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do a winter version of interPLAY? We could call it… winter – PLAY.” That
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Elephant’s Graveyard

Elephant’s Graveyard

There are some memories from childhood that are crisp, clearly defined, as certain to have actually happened as the sun having risen this morning.  There are other memories that are foggy, elusive, with a glimmer of uncertainty, like possibly having made an appearance in a dream rather than in reality.  My memory of the circus
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Revealing Shaun Majumder

Revealing Shaun Majumder

Iconic comedian Shaun Majumder is coming to Fort McMurray for a show in support of BSM MANOR, a not for profit fund that will eventually provide business support to entrepreneurs in the Burlington-Smith’s Harbour-Middle Arm area in Newfoundland and Labrador.  I would encourage you to visit www.shaunmajumder.com to find out more. A buddy of mine
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