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Tuesday
Sep211999

chocolate

None in the apartment right now, unbelieveably.

Amanda got Great Big Sea to autograph a photo for me, woohoo!

Went out for Greek food with Scott and Jeff last night, after browsing Chapters. Bought some Harry Potter books...love the format (very nice hardcover, good paper, nice font).

In my daily morning scan for publishing news, I came across an article in the BBC News about Hero Joy Nightingale, an amazing young lady. Afflicted with an undiagnosed neurological disorder, Hero is unable to walk or talk. She communicates by spelling out letters with her hand; her mother transcribes Hero's thoughts into her web zine, From The Window.

"My internet mag got me out of my depression. I could write to folk on the disability net who told me not to let the bastards get me down and from whom I could also hide my age easily at least at first.. I found it was fun talking again and I'm trying so hard to believe that folk are worth trusting. I am still afraid of being hurt."

I am hoping to interview Hero for Inkspot.

Todays' Blatherphoto: sunrise on the Nahanni River, Northwest Territories.

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