Archive for November, 2015

March of Dimes

Lisa
Science is my guiding force in this life. I’m not likely to believe in things I can’t see and although I don’t pooh-pooh anyone else’s philosophies of life, I have a healthy skepticism for them. Live and let live, I... Continue reading

Randy Carly

Lisa
“Well, you had me several years ago, when I was still quite naïve.” Those words, and the other lyrics in Carly Simon’s classic, You’re So Vain. have been the subject of so much speculation over the years. Now we know... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Days of Free

Lisa
We had some good times on the Free-FM morning show, The Big Show with Botten, Blair and Brandt. It only lasted a couple of years, but we worked our tails off and had big fun.  Continue reading

Hello Yeti Blue

Lisa
Today, another little peek behind the scenes of a voice-over business. Mine, of course. E-learning continues to be my top genre, followed by corporate videos, characters and then good old-fashioned commercial reads.  Continue reading

No Cure for Stupid

Lisa
Did you hear about the provincial candidate in Newfoundland and Labrador who made some foolish comments and had to drop out of the race? Progressive Conservative Tina Olivero apparently thinks some people with cancer can cure themselves with self-awareness. Continue reading

Old Game, New Players

Lisa
A pal who was downsized from her radio job is looking for work. She’s casting a wide net, because broadcasting is getting smaller all the time. So wasn’t she surprised to get a job offer via email, having never interviewed... Continue reading

An Ode to Mornings

Lisa
Before he became our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau was asked in an interview what kind of coffee he liked to drink. “I don’t drink coffee, actually”, he responded. “I learned that it was addictive and didn’t want anything to have... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Teenage Hijinks

Lisa
Can kids get away with now what we got away with back in the day? These days, you can track teens with a smartphone app. In my youth, my parents just had to hope I’d do what they taught me... Continue reading

Kitty News

Lisa
We’ve been a two-cat household for more than a month now and things have settled into a routine. Our new adoptee Sugar, or Miss Sugar, is a delight. Spice is making sure she knows she’s #2 and he’s #1. There... Continue reading

Power Imbalance

Lisa
The medical specialist I’ve known for more than two decades, who performed three surgeries on me over the years, is under review by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. His right to practise is at stake. A journalist friend who has... Continue reading