Thursday, August 7, 2008

A photo to share and our new Buddy


Just got some photos from Dorene Meyer's June 30th launch of her book Meet Manitoba Children's Authors. I got to participate in this launch over at the new McNally Robinson - for which I was so grateful - because I don't really feel like an author yet. (It's just a disguise.)

But here's a shot of me hanging out with a couple of other Manitoba children's authors.

In other news ... we have a new dog! He's a reject; someone's discard and he is so sweet and lovable. His name's Buddy and our thirteen year old cat, August, hates him. But today they did actually share the living room like civilized pets and not like animals at war. So gradually things might work out.

Our dear cat - who hasn't hunted in years - actually left us a 'gift' on the front steps yesterday. She's trying to show us (I think) that she's still worth something. And she sure is. Animals are amazing. All emotion and instinct.

2 comments:

Barrie said...

I bet the book launch was great. And, BTW, it's not a disguise; you are an author!

Berlin said...

The Allies forfeited any right to moral superiority when they committed crimes against the Germans of an equal or greater degree than the crimes committed by the Germans themselves. The death of half of a million Germans in the terror Air War, the death of some two million Germans during the flight and expulsion from Eastern Europe and the death of hundreds of thousands of German POWs showed the Allies to be no less morally corrupt than the Germans.
Although we are urged to call World War II 'the good war', it was as bad as all wars due in no small part to the revenge-motivated atrocities of the Russian and the other Allies.