Name: Natasha Arora Age: “Ageless – like my sense of style.” Occupation: Interior decorator Bio: This boisterous yet refreshingly erudite former public relations worker had been redecorating homes as a hobby for just under a decade before deciding to go whole hawg and turn pro. An energetic lass, Natasha says the first time she was […]
THE PEOPLE COLUMN
For close to 14 years [1998-2012] People was a wildly popular, fun and often outrageous column published every week in the now defunct Montreal Mirror. Over the course of its run People was dedicated to profiling Montrealers from all walks of life, from politicians and prostitutes to plastic surgeons, Satanists, priests, and dog catchers. Always as informative as it was humorous, People is proof positive that everybody, no matter how dull or pedestrian they and/or their occupations may appear on the surface, has a good story to tell if you’re prepared to dig deep enough to find it. Fortunately, while the Montreal Mirror website [along with its 30-plus years of archives] was taken down when the newspaper folded in 2012, I arranged to hang on to several years worth of People columns, many of which that will be re-published here on a weekly basis.
Name: Betsy Thomas Age: 49 Occupation: Co-proprietor of Bummis diaper wear Bio: This vivacious Montrealer first delved into the wonderful world of cloth diapers after her first child was born only because she and her husband, celebrated local guitar hero Jimmy James, “were broke and cloth diapers were more affordable.” But with motherhood came “a […]
Name: Kathryn MacDougall Age: “Timeless” Occupation: “PH Water Diva TM” Bio: Up until a few years ago, this markedly astute NDG gal was a senior executive on the corporate law beat, earning big bucks yet yearning nevertheless “to find something meaningful to do with my life.” Forever researching ways to better reduce the volume of […]
Name: “Robbie” Age: 38 Occupation: Prostitute/Elementary schoolteacher Salary from prostitution: $25,000 per annum Bio: Sporting a labonza that is nine inches long and seven inches in circumference, this handsome stud has been earning big bucks in the glamorous world of prostitution for just over a year now. When not sucking cocks for money, “Robbie” […]
Name: Kurt Hemmings Age: 28 Salary: $35,000 per annum Occupation: Autopsy attendant/pathology assistant. Bio: This stylish Plateau resident started his career at the Montreal General Hospital as a lab technician who longed to be chopping up bodies in the autopsy room across the hall. His superiors, cognizant of the fact that Kurt was spending all […]