Archive for September, 2017

Under Pressure

I’ve been treated for high blood pressure for a while now. It’s a family trait, like brown eyes and no visible waist. And now that Derek’s in the BP testing game too, we’ve kicked it up a notch.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – The Beautiful Simplicity of the Gentle Giant

My first two full-time on-air radio jobs found me in country music radio, first in Red Deer, Alberta and then in Prince George, BC. I had some earlier experience with what was then called country & western, through my Mom... Continue reading

Just Say The Word

In the six-and-a-half years since my personal victory over sepsis, a lot has changed. Sepsis is the body’s overreaction to a minor infection that leads to a blood infection that’s fatal if it isn’t treated. Here’s an update, for this... Continue reading

Lucky Nacho

If you cry easily or can’t stand a tragic story, even when it has a happy ending, this is your opportunity to bail. Go ahead. The rest of us will wait. Head over to Cute Things Falling Asleep or watch... Continue reading

9/11 2001-2017

This September 11th will forever be the anniversary of the day Floridians and others in the path of Hurricane Irma weathered – or perhaps didn’t weather – the massive storm. We’ve felt empathy and sorrow for the people who have... Continue reading

Freelancing 101

The new (not so new anymore) online marketplace is supposed to be a boon for anyone who’s doing freelance work as a full-time endeavor or a sideline. The voice-work realm is probably like any other aspect of creative work in... Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Afternoon Delight

One year ago today, Derek took a flying lesson in a helicopter. I wrote a happy post about it at the time because it was exhilarating with spectacular views of the Lake Erie shoreline. But there was something about it... Continue reading

Talk Talk

The TV promos we shot for News/Talk 1290 CJBK are on the air. The idea is to inspire listeners to discuss the reasons why news and talk are important. The promos drive viewers to our website where there’s a forum... Continue reading


On the eve of virtually every long weekend, I promise myself that I will spend one of the days lounging around in my pyjamas, going nowhere. I think I’ve done it once, outside of times when I’ve been sick. Possibly... Continue reading

(It Felt Like) Five Seconds of Summer

Summer isn’t my favourite season. I much prefer the spring and fall. In fact, while everyone else in Ontario complains that this was the summer that wasn’t, I’m the rare bird who’s quite pleased with Mother Nature’s work. A little... Continue reading