Monday Morning Musings

Posted on November 26, 2018 under Monday Morning Musings with no comments yet

 

“My trip to India was serendipitous and the book you are about to read is a chronicle of the events I witnessed, the people I met, the places I visited, and, most importantly, the stories of the amazing people of India, who have forever changed my life and my perspective of the world in which we live.”

I am pleased to announce the birth of my fourth child. I have no idea what labour pains are like and won’t dare risk the wrath of offending mothers out there, but the birth of a book is both painful and joyous. Actually, it’s more like relief which one can only imagine is one of the things the mother of a newborn feels to go along with the joy.

Two years ago in late October, I got on a plane and flew to India. As the above noticed passage from the preface of my new book “Chaos and Wonder: Six Months in India”, indicates, it was indeed a life altering experience. Now, I get to share it with you. My book is now available on line. I’ll have a link on my website soon but if you want to order right now, here’s where to go:  “.https://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=chaos+and+wonder%3A+six+months+in+India So, whether you’re in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Australia, or Sidney, B.C., you’ll be able to order my book and have it shipped to your door before Christmas.

For those of you living in Antigonish and surrounding area, the book will be on sale very soon at the Antigonish 5 to $1.00. If you want a book autographed, come to my book launch at People’s Place Library on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. Tentatively, I will also be at the 5 to $1.00 on the evenings of December 19th and 20th to sign books.

I am quite pleased with the finished product and hope that you will enjoy it.

Oh, the book sells for $ 14.99 (Cdn)

I was thrilled to receive the first submission to the newest feature on my website called “Guest of Honour” where you get to submit a funny story and have it shared with millions of readers. Would you believe 2,000?! I absolutely loved “Hair to Dye For”. Scroll to the bottom of my homepage if you missed it.

Passings.

I note with sadness the passing of two extraordinary people. Jack and Judy O’Donnell have left an indelible mark on our community and beyond. Their many accomplishments have been noted elsewhere but I think the work they did to transform the lives of persons with disabilities will be their lasting legacy. The rich, full lives of those with intellectual challenges in Antigonish are a testament to the efforts of many people but one would be hard pressed to identify a couple who contributed as much as Jack and Judy. They were lovely, kind and compassionate people.

On Sunday December 2nd, there is an event honouring Jack and Judy:  “Celebration of Life: Remembering Jack and Judy through Story and Song”. It will be held at St. Ninian’s Cathedral beginning at 7:00 p.m. It should be a wonderful evening.

Finally, please consider supporting the “Lights of Love” campaign at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home. Money raised this year will go towards a Therapeutic Bath System. To donate, follow this link: https://www.rkmacdonald.ca/lights-of-love/

Have a great week.

 

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