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Thankful for our Storytellers

Posted on November 04, 2017 by Bruce MacNaughton

If you spend much time on social media, you may be coming across posts tagged with #NaNoWriMo. That’s because it’s National Novel Writing Month and writers all over the world are participating in this social media event, trying to write an entire novel in 30 days!

I can’t imagine the energy that would take, but I do applaud it! I appreciate the work of our storytellers. I am considering the idea of writing more so I am intrigued by such an event. 

I don’t have much time for reading during the busy summer months, but during the Fall and winter, I always have at least one book on the go.

Currently, I’m reading, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Athiest. Just a little light reading. (not really) LOL. 

A cup of tea and a great book. What could be better on a cool fall evening?

Now that Halloween is behind us, Christmas décor items are appearing in online stores and local shopping outlets. We wait until after November 11th to decorate our store and our website out of respect for Remembrance Day, but I do admit that I feel that twinkle of Christmas spirit now that the skeletons and ghosts are packed away for another year.

Speaking of Christmas, baking is well underway at the Preserve Company! The smell of our dark fruitcake in the building is driving my senses wild. I wish I could package up the aroma and send it to you. What a treat that would be!!  

I just went for a walk in the Gardens of Hope and it is hard to believe by the delphiniums are blooming again. It has been so warm here and it is November 4, 2017!!

I am pretty well a non-fiction reader but need to expand to include the creatives. I’m curious. What book are you currently reading? Or are there any titles you would recommend that I add to my "TBR" (to be read) list? 

Every gift regardless of size which is given with affection is a great gift to give!

Give someone a compliment, a happy thought or even a hug today.

Have a wonderful week. 

Love from Prince Edward Island

Sincerely,

Bruce

4 Comments

Bob Randall

Posted on November 11, 2017

People should never ever forget Remembrance Day for the Vet’s who gave their all and the Vet’s with seen and unseen injuries.
It is easy to remember when you have family members who served and who are now interned in the soil of a foreign country.
Mr Great Uncle was killed in Egypt and is interred at the Cairo War Cemetery. He served in the Royal Engineers of the British Army in WWI.
Remember and pray we don’t commit the same mistakes again.

Anne Gregoroff

Posted on November 11, 2017

Somehow, my following comment ended up under National Cat Day article:

If you want to expand your reading to include the creatives, Charles Dickens novels are a must. Also, Don Quixote.

Bruce MacNaughton

Posted on November 11, 2017

Dear Paulette,

Thank you for leaving this story with us. I will seek out the book and see if I can hear its wisdom and heed its advice.

With warm regards,

Bruce

Paulette Lachambre

Posted on November 06, 2017

Good morning! Your suggestion that you are “considering the idea of writing more” prompts me to recommend the book ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron. I learned about this book over lunch in your restaurant in September. (How’s that for serendipitous?!) I was dining with a journalist from Saskatchewan who was on a project with Tourism PEI. Over the years, Cameron’s book has helped Chris unleash a creative spirit that went far beyond her expectations. The author’s ‘Morning Papers’ and scheduled ‘Artist Date’ are a fun and inspired way to discover your hidden artistic talent.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/615570.The_Artist_s_Way

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