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Sarah Booth-Henry

December 7, 2021

Living with Dyslexia

Singer, actor and voice over artist Debbie Bridge

was called lazy in school.

In this episode, she talks openly about being out of the

"dyslexia closet", how her brain functions differently

and what life is like as a classically trained opera singer when the notes do back flips on the page.

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Debbie Bridge

Born in Canada, now living in London, Debbie Bridge is a singer… classically trained in opera, an actor and voice over artist.

A traveler at heart, her singing has taken her to Europe, South Africa, North America and Australia, "but I never know where I’m going next, sound nuts, I know, but that’s the life of a singer. You never know when the next gig is coming or where?"

Debbie has spoofed an operatic Princess Leia, has been a water pistol, raffle ticket selling gay cabaret singer, sung in the West End and has coerced, with her song, sparkling wine from picnicking audience members.

Her favourite moments when singing are those when she can see someone moved to tears because of the incredible connection she gets to make when performing.

 

Her favourite response after a gig has been, ‘I managed to put my fork into my cheek (twice) and bit my tongue.’

"So that’s the effect I want to have on everyone who sees my work, that amazing bond that can only be shared by a singer and her audience... It moves lives."

Follow Debbie at: DebbieBridge.com

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my chihuahua, Blossom.

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Thoughts While Walking the Dog
~ Lynn Ruth Miller

 

THOUGHTS WHILE WALKING THE DOG is a selection of the best columns written over the past three years in a continuing series for The Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica, CA. These columns touch on topics that concern us all: women s potential in our changing world, the idiosyncrasies of society and the challenges created by advancing years. Each topic is illustrated with a touch of nostalgia addressed with humor in a vignette drawn from the author s checkered past.

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Hank Zipzer Books
~ Henry Winkler

 

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer and director. He is probably most famous for his role as the Fonz in the 1970s US television sitcom, Happy Days. But if you ask him what he is most proud of, he would say, "Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver."