Several blogs have informed me that blogging is dead or at least passé. In that spirit, I will keep this short.
As noted in my previous blog, have completed a new manuscript. In the interest of proving my wild claims, I offer you this evidence:
Sigh. Nothing like a fresh hatched manuscript to make a person feel content. Work remains to be done, but in the meantime I can enjoy the taking deep whiffs of printer sweat.
In appearances news, I will be addressing the Alberta Association of Library Technicians at their conference, Sunday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Canmore, Alberta.
I’ll post information about other upcoming events as it becomes available. I invite those of you in the Vancouver area to come out to my reading tomorrow, April 24 at the Vancouver Public Library or to the book club visit on Thursday, April 25 at Christianne’s Lyceum. (Information below). I will also be doing a talk at the Kitsilano branch of the VPL tomorrow afternoon for high school students.
You are probably wondering why I called this blog post “Cisterns ahoy!” Well, it’s because I am gearing up for another spasm of gardening. My brother built me an adorable little greenhouse:
(Please note chicken handle pulls on doors.) He’s also helping me to repair my sadly neglected raised beds. This is all good, but I think what’s really needed is a large rainwater receptacle. Hey, what’s good enough for neolithic villages is good enough for me.
The only problem is that cisterns are hideous.
Perhaps I could pretend they are unfortunate bloated garden art:
Or I could have my brother disguise my cistern as a yoga studio for elves, trolls and toddlers:
Probably what I should do is decorate it within an inch of its life. That might help us avoid neighbor complaints.
I will put up pictures when things are looking less derelict and when there is something other than chickweed and despair growing out back.