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About jlynnstapleton

I'm a Licensed Practical Nurse, photographer and writer. My focus in photography has been primarily landscapes, particularly water based images, both in colour and black and white. I love to travel when I can and sometimes find some unique treasures to photograph. I also enjoy writing these blogs and doing interviews when I can. I'm the oldest of three siblings. I grew up in St. John's, Newfoundland [Canada]. I came out as a lesbian when I was twenty-one, and fortunately I've had a supportive family, and friends.

A Connection from the Past to the Future

An interview with Jason Whelan By J. Lynn Stapleton Some twenty-five plus years ago, I attended Gonzaga Regional High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where a group of students (Jason Whelan, Arthur O’Brien, John Rowe, Chris Andrews, and Pat Moran) … Continue reading

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Interview with Composer Fred Mollin

This is one of my early interviews that I found in one of my desk drawers recently and decided to post online. [Originally published in Fast Forward, the newsletter of the Fredericton Science Fiction Society, June 6, 1996] An Interview … Continue reading

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Meeting Nicola Walker

A few months ago I had heard that Nicola Walker (along with the other cast members of the National Theatre) was reprising her role in the Arthur Miller play “A View from the Bridge” on Broadway. I had seen it … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series Three – Missing Scenes [Eps 304-306]

This post concludes the missing scenes from second half of series three of Last Tango in Halifax. Okay, so these episodes were probably the hardest to re-watch, and possibly one of the reasons for the delay – in addition to … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series Three – Missing Scenes [Eps 301-303]

Here we go again for another series of Last Tango in Halifax being aired on PBS with clips and sections edited out for various reasons, the choices in the edits I don’t always understand. For me, whether you like the … Continue reading

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Rediscovering those lost gems: “Gillery’s Little Secret”

Following a discussion the other day when I was talking with a friend about shows with lesbian characters and interesting stories, I remembered a short film that I bought several years ago called Gillery’s Little Secret. I’m not positive about … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Series 3 of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’

Okay, this is a bit more long-winded than I had planned when I started writing it, but there it is. Storyline-wise this series took place over a span of seven months (February-August). I occasionally thought it was uneven at times, … Continue reading

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