Going Digital

The other day, I got an email from Amazon. They were going to be paying me my royalties for my book Laund-O-Mat at the End of The World and Other Fringe Favourites. It was published in 2014 and I was going to receive a whopping $17.95! Whoo hoo! To be honest, I didn’t think I…

The Slow Wait for my KFC Weight

Three months ago, I mentioned that I was trying to get to my KFC Weight (200lbs). I’m still trying. I started the year at 226lbs. Right now, I’m just under 210. They say that the last ten pounds are always the hardest… It sure seems that way. I’m not obsessed with losing the weight, but…

Great Expectations

Next week, Theatre Aquarius puts on its Reading Week. The artists in the various programs that Theatre Aquarius supports during the theatre season will get a chance to present an excerpt from the piece that they’ve been working on. My turn is on Wednesday (June 19). It’s always good to get your work in front…

Distance and Children

When I went away to university, I never thought about the impact my absence might have on my parents.  I was going off on a new adventure.  Life beckoned and I answered the call. I missed my family, but I never really thought about how they might have missed me. After school, I came back…

Circle of Life

One of the problems with the secularization of society is that it tends to shrink our communities. We focus on ourselves and our immediate family and friends.  But we don’t often look beyond the people close to us. There are a lot of problems with organized religion, but one of the things I like about…

Happy Mother’s Day

I met my wife when we were both in a play 32 years ago.  I had heard of her before I met her.  My friend Jimmy had spoken about this Deb Dagenais who was a good actress.  It was easy to be attracted to her.  She was vivacious and fun. Sometimes after rehearsal, I would…

Beautiful morning

I was walking my dog, Dodger, this morning. It was beautiful and sunny. It was early enough that there weren’t many people around.  Those that were, smiled and said hello. So, did I. Sometimes that’s all it takes to make it a wonderful day.   © 2019 Peter Gruner