ICEBREAKER: WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ADVENTURES IN YOUR CHILDHOOD, WHAT MEMORY COMES TO MIND?
I suppose my favourite adventure was when I’d visit my grandparents in Truro, Nova Scotia. I’d leave their green bungalow on the hill and head down to the end of their street and take the wooden steps down to Victoria Park where I’d hang out on the playground with a group of summer “free range” delinquents in training. My favourite (surely now banned) piece of equipment was a metal swing, shaped like a cone where you’d go around and round in circles until you got so dizzy, or arms so exhausted, you fell off.
GOING DEEPER: WHAT IS ONE FEAR YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONQUER?
Introvert alert: I am ridiculously uncomfortable walking into a room filled with strangers. Hell, sometimes I’m edgy about entering a room filled with friends and family. I get a terrible feeling in my gut that makes me want to turn tail and run to the closest bathroom. I have a friend who told me once (or a dozen times) that he enters every room with the assumption that everyone is going to like him. I’d like to have that feeling when I walk into a room.