Step Me@20

Story Box Movies film editor, music composer and grammatical genius #APH20

Where I lived @20:

In a single room in Whidden Hall, a residence at McMaster University that was supposedly an inspiration for Animal House.

What I did @20:
I was a second-year student in McMaster’s Arts & Science Programme, also taking acting and drama courses in the Theatre Department, and getting involved in student leadership through the Inter-Residence Council.

What I dreamt @20:
I think that may have been the era when I was dreaming about building some kind of collective farm with a bunch of my classmates.

My favourite song @20:
No idea, but in addition to the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles I was going out for some great Hamilton and Toronto bands like Hopping Penguins, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and the Dik Van Dykes.

What I wore @20:
Baggy clothes, tending towards the androgynous. Or fishnets, a skirt, leather jacket, makeup and crimped hair for a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening.

Who I loved @20:
Nicola and Helen.

What made headlines when I was @20:
Exxon Valdez spill, and a fatwa issues against author Salman Rushdie over his novel The Satanic Verses.

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About Me@20 Day:
Me@20 Day celebrates personal history and the 20th anniversary of the Association of Personal Historians on May 20th, 2015. APH supports its members in recording, preserving and sharing life stories of people, families, communities and organizations around the world: personalhistorians.org