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Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

Maurine Fischel – Making It Happen In France

The year 2011 was a big one for my family. My mother died, quickly and without warning, while my husband was in the hospital down the road for treatment of an infection related to chemotherapy for his second cancer in two years. My youngest son, Ben, and his partner,...
Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

Noelle Wood – A Leap Across An Ocean

It had been another marathon day, teaching Pilates and aerial circus classes for 12 hours. After almost 20 years of self-employment and working in this industry, I was burned out, stressed, sick, exhausted and joyless. I barely saw my family, hardly slept, ate...
David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

David Bownes – A Sudden Impulse

Looking back over time, it is surprising to find the number of occasions major changes have been sparked by a wave or some insignificant serendipitous event. Back to 1964 My old fashioned grammar school was unceremoniously merged with a large secondary school to...
Patricia Todd – An Awakening

Patricia Todd – An Awakening

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? I’m not sure this is an actual wave back. I will decide this when I get to the end of my story which is not just about me but about six lovely people who remained positive and jolly when they really had nothing to look forward to....
Colin Usher – THE FACE Magazine Years

Colin Usher – THE FACE Magazine Years

In 1993, I was living in a wee flat on Lothian Road in Edinburgh photographing Scottish theatre & contemporary dance companies for a living. One evening I sat and wrote a letter to the photo editor of my favourite magazine, THE FACE. I kept it simple. I introduced...
Lloyd Jerome – Waving At The World

Lloyd Jerome – Waving At The World

I have so many “moments” that I’m spoiled for choice. I first noticed the truth of those glib, motivational-type aphorisms, the ones like “I’ve noticed that the more I believe in myself, the luckier I become” or something equally nauseating, so long ago that I stopped...