Swinging into Spring

I trust you survived winter.  It was pretty hard core around the Great Lakes region.  The snow and cold temperatures rivaled the best mother nature threw at us way back in ’39.  Why, by golly, that’s when snowbanks were 12 feet high and we had to tunnel to school through them. Bare footed. You know the deal.  Not…

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Scary Stuff – In Every Sense

Happy Halloween!  I hope you’ve been keeping well.  It’s time to “shell out” the latest for you.  Teaghan turned two on October 22nd.  We’ve been preparing this li’l pumpkin for the arrival of her new sibling in December. When asked whether she’d  prefer a little brother or sister she simply replies “NO!”.  This could give a whole new…

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Walkin’ & Talkin’

It’s been a while since I dropped you a line. I last sent Christmas greetings and said Happy New Year! Well, I hope 2007 has turned out that way so far. While I’m at it, happy belated Easter, Passover, St. Patrick’s Day and you may have been somewhat festive for Groundhog Day! The reason for…

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Diction-“eh”-ry

Diction-“eh”-ry This past August I had the distinction to work as diction coach on a new TV movie adapted from Margaret Atwood’s novel The Robber Bride which was filming in Toronto. I was contacted by the production company to “Canadianize” the sound of British actress Amanda Root (Jane Eyre), pictured at left on set, and…

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Rx for VO

Have you been a victim of the February blahs? Well, I’m here to help you snap out of it with this informative little diversion. You see, if you simply read what I’ve had a chance to “blah” about over the last month, I can cure the bad “blahs” . That’s because I “blah, blah, blah”…

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Sounding a little Squeaky

The subject heading in this e-mail could have been “Happy New Year”, but I’m not sure when the statute of limitations runs out on that greeting. Regardless, I hope there’s been a certain amount of residual glee left over from the holidays for you. Incidentally, if there’s anything else left over you should seriously consider…

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Wow! That flew by. Hope your summer was a safe and enjoyable one. As you prepare to kick back this Labour Day weekend in Canada and the U.S., we’re preparing to kick into high gear for the months ahead. Besides acting as professional master of ceremonies for live events and on-camera host for various corporate…

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