Entries by Andie Duncan

Bent But Not Broken

This story isn’t intended to be a chuckle-fest.  We all need a little perspective sometimes, especially when we’re hosting our own pity party.  Last Monday night I got a sharp, stabbing dose.

From Sticks To Nicks

The only thing I have in common with Stevie Nicks at this stage of my life, beyond an artistic appreciation for scarved tambourines, is the gradual facial Landslide we’ve both been on since Rumours came out in ‘77.  But having procrastinated over finding a costume to wear to a Halloween party last Saturday night, I […]

Closet Senior

As soon as I saw them, I knew they were a desperate cry for help.  Andrew had gone on a shoe shopping expedition (a freaking miracle in itself) and returned with a pair of gummy-soled platform orthopedics that basically screamed, “I’ve fallen and I CAN’T GET IT UP!”  

Paralyzed Parking

When it comes to establishing routines, Andrew has always been a sensory learner, as in, see the bills, pay the bills, listen to the silence (from non-creditor phone calls).  It’s not a complicated system, yet every year around his birthday, Andrew is stunned by the exorbitant cost of renewing his driver’s license.

Happy Thanksglibbing

As I lay in bed trying to digest another Thanksgiving dinner, sweating out the gravy literally oozing from my pours, I felt grateful not only for the family and close friends willing to drive 160 km north to share it with us, but for the unique and memorable moments that came this weekend courtesy of neighbouring […]

The Puck Stops Here

Growing up in an all girl, artsy-fartsy household, the only contact sport I was ever thrust into as a kid was the physically demanding My-Sister-Has-Me-Pinned-To-The-Floor-And-Is-Dangling-Gob-Strings-Over-My-Face-While-I-Thrash-Frantically-For-Fear-Of-One-Landing-In-My-Mouth game.  Not the road to Olympic glory let me tell you.

Laboured Pains

I do not support child labour.  Although my daughter does work as a voice actor on an animated kids’ show … which, come to think of it, they do pay her for … okay yeah, so maybe I support it a bit.  But when it comes to personally profiting off the backs of my children, I am totally against it.  Unless, […]

Aaaaand … We’re Rolling

Last Monday I was in the studio recording a voiceover for an accounting firm.  Yea, it was pretty sexy.  I discovered there are at least 78 different ways to interpret and deliver “It’s your bottom line”. Lucky for me there was a control room full of frustrated accountants (the “creative team”), each with enough opposing […]