doesn’t mean that I’m NOT Canadian!!!!

Read a stupid headline in the Toronto Star that really ticked me off! It said that are Canadians who wear religious head gear less ‘Canadian’???


What does a scarf on my head have to do with my ‘Canadian-ness’. Or American-ness, Or British-ness, for that matter???

I guess I’ve come to terms with the fact that it seems the majority of the recognition I’ve received for my books is from outside the country I call home (Canada!).

I guess I’ve come to terms with the fact that the powers that be maybe don’t think my work is that ‘Canadian’ in that I have never been up for any major major, I mean really big awards in Canada.

In fact I think it’s testament to American innovation that they seem to ‘get me’ better than Canadians do.

Reminds me of that movie Moneyball, with Brad Pitt. (By the way, Pitt should have gotten an oscar for his performance! He was so good I forgot it was Brad Pitt!)

It’s one of those movies that I was waiting and waiting for to hit T.V. Hubby, son and I actually first saw it in the cinema! And we loved it then!

By the way, it’s so good that both hubby and son watched it again with me! Did I mention it’s that good?!

Oh, and by another way, EVERY artist should watch that movie! I’ve watched it about four times now and it still doesn’t cease to mesmerize me!

Yeah, it’s about baseball, but it’s about baseball like Watership Down is about bunnies!

In that it’s about so much more!!!

I love that Moneyball had no nudity or perverseness in it at all! No romantic story line! It didn’t need one! It was all about one man’s paralyzing fear of being right! Of being fantastic!

I remember when I was first starting out to become an author it wasn’t the fear of failure that was hard to overcome.

It was actually the fear of success.

That’s what Moneyball is all about!

I don’t want to spoil it for you! Just go and watch it, just like you should go and read Watership Down if you haven’t already!

Anyway, getting back to my point, my heart grows in Canada.

I am connected to the soil in some mystical way.

And anyone who wants to question my loyalty to this wonderful Canada better watch out! I might just punch them in the mouth!

So there!

Be forewarned!