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Archive for March, 2008

Earth HourA global event. March 29th. 8 p.m.

Turn out your lights for one hour.

Go HERE to see what difference was made last year.

So, a follow up now…to celebrate Earth Hour, BDs and I read from our latest “together” novel, Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan (I’ll note here that this author was only 12 years old when she wrote this book!) and then we played a rousing game of Crazy Eights by candlelight. It was a good time.

Did you do anything to celebrate? Do you think we need such things as Earth Hour to capture public interest regarding Global Warming or are people getting it on their own? Do you believe Global Warming is as serious as some scientists warn?

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Surprise!

Birthday CandlesLast week the eldest of my sibling group (aka “my brother”) turned the big four-zero. His wife threw him a birthday party he was sure to enjoy and I regret having missed it. Besides my brother’s occasion, a good friend of mine is giving her guy a fishing trip for his fortieth and, of course, there are myriad other events that people are doing to celebrate their milestone birthdays. On that vein of thinking, I started wondering what would I do when I turn four-zero? I know for a fact that I don’t dare leave anything for DH to plan as my birthday falls smack in the middle of hunting season and so his mind (and perhaps body) will regrettably be elsewhere. However, I do know that I want to do something special. I’m not sure what, but something.

What would you do for a momentous birthday? What have you done?

 

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Phew! Part of my “busy”ness these past few weeks has been the arrival of almost 2000 young athletes and their coaches to Yellowknife for the 2008 Arctic Winter Games. I volunteered most every day out at the ski hill where the cross country, biathlon and snowshoeing events were held. It was a blast meeting people from Russia, Greenland, the Scandinavian countries, as well as other northerners from Canada and Alaska. Beside volunteering, I took in a lot of the different events, some of the more interesting are the Inuit and Dene games which Rick Mercer does a good job of highlighting in this video. Enjoy!

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I see you made it

So, here it is for now. I’m thinking I might stay. A coat of fresh paint will liven things up, plus it’s got some options my website doesn’t have.

If you want, let me know you’ve arrived in the comments. 🙂

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The Heart of a Renegade by Loreth Anne WhiteMy good friend Loreth will be giving away two signed copies of THE HEART OF A RENEGADE, the latest installment in her Shadow Soldier series out this month. I’ve already read it and again, I’ll tell you it’s fabulous!

Read an excerpt of this great book, click here.To enter, head on over to her blog and post a comment with the words ‘RENEGADE’ and ‘contest’ in it, or drop her line via the contact form on her website.As well, I’ll be running a contest in conjunction…if you enter Loreth’s contest, come back here and tell me via a comment on any of my posts that you’ve done so and I’ll put your name in for the drawing of a gift certificate worth $10 from either Chapters or Amazon or Itunes. Your choice! Contest closes midnight March 6/08.Loreth will also be visiting and answering questions from Monday March 3 – Wed March 5 at Romance Novel TV. Stop by and say hi on the guest author message board – you can ask her all sorts of questions about the craft of writing or just say hi!

p.s. if you don’t see your comment come up immediately do not be alarmed…I have a spam filter installed and all comments by “new” posters need to be approved. Trust that it will appear soon!

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