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Meet the cast – Diane Moyer

by angela on March 26, 2015

Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit cast

1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why? 

I love 2 of the mothers in the movie Spanglish. I know it’s not a TV show, but all I could think of was Marie Barone from Everyone Loves Raymond.
I love Flor because she is the epitome of motherhood. She strives for a better life for her daughter. She is compassionate toward the daughter of her employers, who desperately needs positive attention and mothering.
I love Evelyn (played by Cloris Leachman) because she is a loving mother, but she is also realistic about the life her daughter leads. She quietly observes her daughter’s mistakes and jumps on the chance to help when her daughter finally turns to her.

2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it? 

“Not all who wander are lost.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien.

I love that quote and keep it in mind as I watch my children and students find their paths to their happiness. My all-time favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. I imagine I’ve read this book at least 15 times.  Atticus Finch is the best parent EVER.

3. What is your favorite room in your house and why? 

I love my deck in the summertime. It is the gathering place for family and friends. Many hours are spent under the pergola enjoying each other’s company and the relief the pool provides on hot days.  The deck around the pool is crowded with potted palms, sweet smelling flowers and herbs that deliciously scent the air when the sun hits them.

4. What is your favorite location in Michigan? 

Any beach town on Lake Michigan is A-OK with me, but I’m partial to Pentwater. We have spent many family and extended family vacations there. As a matter of fact, we are having a reunion of sorts in Pentwater this July.

5. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received from your mother or a mother figure? 

You can have anything you want, but you can’t have everything you want.
This quote has helped me and hopefully my children learn to put things in perspective and prioritize.
Join us at Saint Andrew’s Hall on April 26 to hear Diane — and the rest of the Metro Detroit cast of Listen To Your Mother Show 2015 — share a reading on motherhood.
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Meet the cast – Colin McConnell

by angela on March 24, 2015

LTYM Metro Detroit Cast

 

1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why?

Marion Cunningham on Happy Days. She was a very strong women who was the glue to the family.  She kept the Fonz in check and was accepting of all, no matter their situation.

2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it? 

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

―  Winnie-the-Pooh

3. What is your favorite room in your house and why?

The Kitchen/ Kitchen Table — I have very fond memories of cooking with my parents. There was always laughter and music going while we all prepared meals. The kitchen table was the most fun because we all were together as a family… no TV… no iPads… just conversation and bonding.

4. What is your favorite location in Michigan?

Detroit — My parents brought us to the city a lot.  We helped out where and when we could. Growing up in that lifestyle I thought that is what all families did — give back to those who need it. I still carry that out in their honor/ memory

5. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received from your mother or a mother figure?

Eat dessert first because you might get filled up on your dinner.

 

Join us at Saint Andrew’s Hall on April 26 to hear Colin — and the rest of the Metro Detroit cast of Listen To Your Mother Show 2015 — share a reading on motherhood.
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Hansons Running supports Metro Detroit runners

March 23, 2015

Sunshine greeted Metro Detroit this weekend. Even though temperatures hovered somewhere between freezing and still-really-cold, I laced up my shoes and ran outside instead of driving to the gym to put in another treadmill run. I’m running in a new shoe this spring — a brand I’ve loved for years, but a different model. I chatted with a Hansons Running Shop employee for a while before choosing them, and I’ve loved (almost) every mile I’ve put on their soles. Though I’m not fast nor particularly graceful, running makes me happy, keeps my brain on track, and helps me focus during hard times, and I am so grateful for a place like Hansons Running that celebrates running in all its forms. Keith and Kevin Hanson opened the first Hansons Running Shop in 1991, and they now have four stores in the Metro Detroit area. Their support of runners is unparalleled, from the personalized service […]

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Meet the cast – Angela Talo

March 20, 2015

  1. Who is your favorite TV mom and why? My favorite TV mom is Ruth from Six Feet Under.  She is a great testament to the emotional sacrifices that mothers make for their children while putting themselves second.  Ruth is an absolute lunatic through the entire series with total breakdowns and emotional outbursts, usually directed at her kids.  In the final episode, she is talking to her daughter, Claire, and says, “Oh Claire, I pray you’ll be filled with hope for as long as you possibly can.”  Claire, who you see grow into adulthood through the series, replies, “Thank you for everything and thank you for giving me life.”  Ruth responds, “You gave me life.” 2. Do you have a favorite quotation, book, author, or artist? Who or what is it? “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear […]

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A tale of two Angelas

March 19, 2015

The Listen To Your Mother Metro Detroit three person production team shrunk to two this season. We’re navigating new territory as The Angelas, which sounds dangerously close to the sort of pop group we’d love to form if either of us could carry a tune. We are exactly alike — except when we’re not. Our hair might be dangerously close to the same shade, we both need step stools for the high shelves, and our houses are only a few miles apart, but we found each other on Twitter before meeting to talk about bringing a certain storytelling show to Michigan. One of us adores the stage — as she should, with a presence that makes people laugh and smile and feel at home no matter where you encounter her. The other prefers the safety of a laptop screen and the comfort of editing and re-writing with Flare pens before tentatively tossing her words to the world. […]

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