Sep 2015

Sept 2015

March 22, 2015
I learned that putting your ideas down on paper can make people take your words more seriously than if you had just said them.

March 23, 2015
I learned that when working on a computer you can never predict how long something will take. A simple, 10 minute estimation on a small job can take over an hour. Tea gets cold in over an hour.

April 2, 2015
I learned that helium balloons can last over a week, but only if you buy the good ones. The cheap ones fail after 1 day. The lesson…Cheaping out is more expensive if you want your balloons to last.

April 3, 2015
I learned that making a “simple” elastic band helicopter out of straws and paper clips is really not so “simple”. After spending way too many hours experimenting, my helicopter still barely does more than fall to the ground. But mostly I learned it is fun to try.

Sunday April 14, 2015
I learned that your body can get on a plane and go somewhere far away but it takes time for your consciousness to catch up. Am I really in Halifax?

Monday April 15
Hailing from Halifax while rehearsal directing with Mocean Dance. Title of the dance work… Sable Island. I learned Sable Island is a rare, fierce, ever changing, slightly scarey, beautiful, ever-resilient entity. As are the incredible dancers and the incomparable Serge.

Tuesday, April 16, 2015
I learned that when you meet new people, in an attempt to understand them it is easy to categorize them as this or that but the more you get to know them the more you realize that people, individual people, go way beyond any category you can give them.

Tuesday July 28, 2015
I learned that an issue that is bugging you can be turned over and over in your mind for many sleepless hours. Vanilla pudding is no help.

Wednesday July 29, 2015
I learned that if a stranger yells at my daughter I turn into a raging fury of tiger–ness and lose all my polite upbringing.