I’m just posting a few news bits here for the Yanks and Brits (wait, do they get a holiday too, considering it’s their humourless autocrat we’re celebrating? Go back to bed, then, guv’nors) who might show up looking for something to do other than remember it’s Monday. In Canada, the weekend past is traditionally when we celebrate the end of possible snow storms and the ceremonial opening of the Labatt products at our many cottage built on land we stole from the people who were already here when we arrived in this country looking for pristine lakes to take selfies in front of while mounted on Seadoos. Or something like that. I didn’t pay attention in the state-sponsored revisionism called ninth grade History. Definitely we were the douches, though. And every year we celebrate that by getting as douchey as possible among the natural wonders of the land we still illegally call our own.
This Heritage Minute has been brought to you by….
- Write 1000 poems in 1000 days? How about write 1 GOOD poem in 1000 days?;
- The origin of the word “blurb”;
- 72 Canadian short stories just in time for the end of Short Story month;
- (Also, don’t forget to read writing from the OG Short Story Month advocate, Steven Beattie);
- There’s even YA Short Story highlights to be had;
- Libraries volunteer for repurposing during lockdown;
- Did Agatha Christie nick a plot device for one of her most famous works?;
- Can you tell the difference between quotes from Hemingway and quotes from an email from your mother? (Let me qualify this by saying, I’m speaking to people of roughly my own age, near 50… I assume younger mothers are better at teh internets);