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I made the CBC nonfiction short list. I was unsure whether to mention it, when the list was announced yesterday. The story is nothing to do with the building or homesteading that remains the focus of this blog. It’s an intensely personal story. Both of these things factored against posting my news here.

Ultimately though: you are all a part of my journey and many have been since the start of this great experiment of ours. You’ve cheered on our victories and encouraged me during times of frustration, and graciously even shared your own triumphs, tribulations, and aspirations. I may not have met everyone face-to-face but you are just as real a community as the one that I live in.

Like all of our adventures, writing is something I’ve embarked on without a clear map or idea of where it’ll take me. This seems a good start though. You can see all five of the finalists for the creative nonfiction prize here, including my own, “Some Distant World.”

Erica and me, Montreal, 1990

Erica and me, Montreal, 1990

One of our last mother-daughter road trips together

One of our last mother-daughter road trips together

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We don’t have television. I’m not a big fan. It only depresses me. But we do watch documentaries online and some news programs, between the CBC and Al Jazeera. I don’t know why people subscribe to cable when they can get everything online that’s worth viewing. Anyway- Friday, movie night for a lot of people so I figured I’d hook you up with two worthwhile films…

Inside Job” takes a look at the financial crisis and reasons for it, and is quite well done given some of the other crap that’s out there, and “Dirt: The Movie” is just one of my all time favourite documentaries. Really, really recommend Dirt. 🙂

 

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