October 22: They say, be careful what you wish for. I wished, I hustled, I pushed, I cried and cried quiet tears, I continued on, and my wishes came true. What do I do? I've been accustomed to having no results. This is new. This is the new me. After having a connected conversation with someone who had a parallel experience in starting up, I know that I can do this. Doors open, opportunities abound and although I am ever so grateful, I do not want to sabotage the goodness that is around me.

Darren Aronofsky's "Mother" opened in the theaters this month. I wish I had to guts to see the movie. I'm just a big chicken when it comes to scary/stressful/thriller movies. But my friends say that my scene did not end up on the editing floor. "Brad's Status" with Ben Stiller will open up soon. That one I can handle.

I received some news that "Believe Your Eyes" by Punchdrunk at the Phi Center the virtual reality play I was part of in September the  might be remounted just before I leave for Toronto to reprise a role that I did in a play called "Calpurnia" by Audrey Dwyer to be staged at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

...and yes, the CD, THE CD...THE FOURTH ALBUM! Still untitled, still in the final mixes. Sadly I do not think I'll be able to launch in 2017 because I will not be in Montreal as of December. But all good things do come. Oisin did a great job in recording and Brandon is doing a great job editing and mixing and getting the sound and feel that I've been longing for since the 2nd album. It's nice to be surrounded by folks who get what I am striving for.

When I come back to Montreal in 2018, I will be directing a play, Rough Justice by Terence Fishby for the Lakeshore Players in the West Island. I will be able to take care of the CD launch by then.

Oh! I sold a song to an indie movie. Feels good. I will let you know which movie it is once their marketing machine starts.
There are more projects coming up but I will make the announcement in due time.

October 29: Reality is setting in, memorizing lines for my theatre gig in Toronto. "Calpurnia" by Dora Awardee, Audrey Dwyer.  I had to take a minute to sit back and think to when I first stepped onto the theatre's stage as a professional in 2005. Yep, I am a late bloomer. I am ever so grateful that my sister told me about the auditions that Teesri Duniya Theatre was holding for a mother's role in "Miss Orient(ed)".  Who knew that for my first pro-theatre gig that I would be playing THREE different mother roles in the same play?! Fast forward to a couple of years ago when the Artistic Director of Black Theatre Workshop called to have me do a public reading of "Calupurnia"...

This theatre world I walked into, what a door it opened; what a family I was welcomed into, what a ride it continues to be and what an artistic CV I've been graced with to develop since then: actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, radio host, band leader, writer, former dancer, former choreograper - and there is more waiting in the wings, this old lady ain't done yet. Thank you, Universe. I am grateful, humbled and blessed to be able to do a job that I love.