Friday, July 31, 2009

Readers' Choice

Each month I report on my most popular addition to my Authors' Den site. This month's most popular piece of writing, as chosen by you, was my YouTube book reading.
Check it out here:

Friday, July 03, 2009

A silent protest

Recently, across from the Miners Bay mall and in front of the library trees were cut down and blackberry bushes were ripped out of the ground. Now when we sit with our coffee we can see the sea.
but at what cost?....
Silently a knitter has protested. She (he) declared that the cost is too great.
Last night, when I attended the Mayne Island Trincomali Community Art Council group show, I found this...

No, it is not my work.

The group show runs the entire month of July. View it during library hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 3 pm.
*Please excuse me. In this post, I referred to the Mayne Island reading centre as the "library". It is a reading centre not a library - to be accurate. Although, some Mayne Islanders, like myself, affectionately refer to it as a library.
What's the difference?
Good question. I will see if I can find an answer.
Further, I did a google search...because as you know, you can learn everything you need to know on google...and learned the difference. This difference can be summed up in one word: librarian. The Mayne Island reading centre doesn't employ anyone with this title. Instead what you will find are people like myself. Volunteers who work one or two shifts a month. These shifts are two hour long. So please be kind to us: we aren't trained professionals but we do have big hearts. : )

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day has dawned sunny and bright on the bonnie isle of Mayne. Later today, just before noon, we Mayne Islanders will meet at Dinner Bay Park. You are invited to join us there. We will proudly sing of our love for our island and for our Canada.
In the shelter, there will be a fund raiser for Rest Q Animal Sanctuary

Last night I watched Paul Gross' Passchendaele

Learn about the words we will sing:

Hug a Canadian