willmatheson.com 2002 edition:
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|News: I will be in the Toronto
area from March 12th through to the 21st,
more especially from the 15th or 16th onward. If anyone wants to hook up
for anything, that'd be great - I'm already getting together with at least
one friend up there. Other friends, drop
me a line.
I've also began to write bad poetry again. Whether or not my bad, non-rhyming, unmetered poetry will develop into good poetry remains to be seen. Now bear with me; I'm a little rusty as I haven't written verse of any sort since Grade Nine, and back then it was mostly plagiarized anyway.
PS: By the way, Angie Spierenburg, GIS technician and friend of "Sages of Time" star Greg Baker, will be on the flight over - so be sure to say 'hi' to her, too! She made me insert this comment when she was drunk, though I might have done it anyway. =)
|Thought: I've had an amazing
revelation today concerning Prince Edward Island, my province of birth.
As you may know, a character of Lucy Maud Montgomery's named "Anne Shirley"
(from the book "Anne of Green Gables" and its sequels) is idolized, vandalized
and merchandised all over the small, agrarian, gossipy province. Now Anne
is a pretty distinct character ("Anne with an 'e!'"), and she's also an
outsider in her community - so following PEI tradition, she is a bit of
an outcast. Lucy Maud was considered a bit of an oddball in her time as
Essentially, I have come to believe that the character of Anne and all the uniqueness she represents is a subtle yet biting commentary of society on PEI. Although Lucy Maud loved PEI, she, unlike most islanders, was able to see how mean and callous and cruel some islanders could be to outsiders (unless they have money or close relations on PEI), and she wrote this up in her book. Meanwhile, PEI today makes tens of millions of dollars of Anne crap every year, so the irony of it all is just sickening.
Bring this topic up with the "from away" husband or wife of a native islander, who bears the daily burden of being marked 'Come From Away' for life, even after being married fifty years. You will then, I assure you, see the real PEI.
But I'll still go and visit often, of course. I just wouldn't want to live there. I'm half Cape Bretoner, anyway.
snow snow snow snow
No! Enough already!
ha ha ha ha (snow snow snow snow)
ha ha ha ha (ow ow ow ow)
My grandmother just broke her hip!
ha ha ha ha (snow snow snow snow)
I can't find my house!
ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha (snow snow snow snow
previous bad poetry
news: Due to a service change, messages sent to my old e-mail
account (@altavista.net) may not be responded to for an extended period
of time, though I may still receive them (see below for the reason). This
message is intended only for those who have been e-mailing
me before April 2001. Again, my primary e-mail is and always will
Old e-mail 'blackout' dates: August 8-21 and November 8-22, 2001.
* - This is because of a MAIL.COM service change. They can no longer provide for free the e-mail forwarding service that automatically directs my email@example.com messages into my Crosswinds POP account, so now I'll have to check for those messages on the web. I won't be doing that very often.