Friday, May 27, 2005

We're back!

Time flies, etc. etc.

But we're back - with more books, booze and bikes news.

So what's been going on?

First off, Scribbling Woman ( aka Miriam Jones, an assistant professor of English at the University of New Brunswick, fell all over herself with apoplectic apologies after I interviewed her for a Quill & Quire article on publishing and blogging. According to Jones, who says she "used to do 'media work,'" she owes "an apology to the blogosphere" for poor representation. Talk about delusions of grandeur. And, for the record, no, I didn't misquote Jones - something she hedges about - because I recorded our conversation, transcribed it and properly placed all quotes in context. You can read her fumblings here:

Secondly, I've been busier than a one-legged unicyclist. Since I last posted here, some of the articles I've published include a short piece on Nova Scotia's Thomas Raddall Park as part of Explore's ( cover package on Canada's Unsung Parks, as well as another piece for the publication on Jacki Lewis, a Toronto lawyer who intends to circumnavigate PEI in a kayak starting on Canada Day to raise money for breast cancer research. Jacki's Website is here:

The Western Standard ( ran my piece on why the federal government should part with Hibernia, while Atlantic Business Magazine ran my massive take-out on how the PEI government managed to lose $31-million of taxpayers' money in the lobster plant business. As well, The Ottawa Citizen published my wide-eyed look at Moncton's annual Northrop Frye Festival.

But enough but me...

How about that Ivan Basso? He's poised for a win at the Giro d'Italia. Thanks to OLN for deciding not to broadcast the race in Canada (they stopped about the same time I quit posting here - coincidence or...?). So I've had to rely on print coverage, some of which may be found here:

Look for Basso to win the Tour this year. That's a fearless prediction you heard here first.