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May 10, 2010

Well, did you catch it?

Strangely, even though the program was in the can, sitting here waiting to hear the program I went through the same anxieties that I did when I was in the studio waiting to read my piece.

Did you hear the phone ring?

There’s a reason they call it ‘live’ radio. Although, ironically I think the phone ringing helped you, the listener, to live that moment with me. It’s almost like we planned it — we didn’t.

While reading, I made a mistake. Did you catch it? It was one small word. I noticed it. I felt my stomach fall to my toes — the exact same feeling I had when I read the piece.

I had so much fun.

The people at Salt Spring Island radio station (CSFI-FM) were so kind and supportive to me. Patricia Locke coached me before I read my story. Her suggestions  helped me bring my story to live. Thank you so much Patricia.

 Now I have fulfilled a childhood dream.

One Christmas I received a tape recorder. With the help of that machine, I spent many hours creating my own radio programs. 

Being on CFSI-FM was a thrill. I encourage you to live your dreams.

How to fill a day

May 3, 2010

Happy May

As I write the weather on Mayne Island is cloudy, chilly, sunny, warm. It’s a day full of activity. My life echoes nature. I have made even more progress on my work in progress. It is demanding more and more of my time. That coupled with my on island and off island activity means that this week will be action packed.

What off island activities? you ask.

Well, thank you for giving me this opportunity to elaborate.

I will be doing a reading.

I’m a member of the Victoria Writers Society. They publish the Island Writer. I’m delighted to share with you that one of my pieces has been chosen for the summer edition. So on Wednesday, May 5th at 7pm in the Norway House Hall (1110 Hillside Avenue) in Victoria, British Columbia I will be reading my short story — TAKE NOTE.

Please wish me luck. And if you can come please do.

Having written all of that, I hope you won’t be surprised if you don’t hear from me very much this week.


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