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Do Independents Matter?

     Today I’m giving space for Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) to promote their new marketing program called Independents Matter. I have been writing for their association magazine for decades (yikes!) and I love books, so I’m happy to step back and let them take a posting on this blog. Here’s what they say:      Tapping
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Michael Dennis: My Lawn is Available for Your Sculpture

     Co-publisher Mike Davis and I were invited to the opening reception at Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) of their Winter Earth Art exhibition. Environmental art installations by international and Canadian artists are available to explore indoors in the RBG Centre until Jan. 18. The artists were also at the opening and big TV cameras were everywhere as
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Sandra Shamas Still at her Wit’s End

     Yesterday Mike and I went with another couple to see Sandra Shama [Dec.5: my sister wants me to correct this typo in Shamas’ name!] in a workshop production of her new show, “Wit’s End III: LOVE LIFE.” The audience was 95 per cent female, which made Mike and Steve nervous. “What are we getting
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Shameless Name Dropping

     Thanks to LinkedIn, I recently reconnected with a university friend. I sent him a copy of Escarpment Views and he sent me his response. When I asked, he gave permission to post his comments. In part, he wrote “The magazine looks great. I always loved the escarpment. Once a year or so our folks
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Catch-up of Mentions of Escarpment Views

     If this bog had been active earlier, I would have pointed readers to a couple or three interesting mentions of Escarpment Views. One is on the blog of writer Jennifer Smith who lives in Milton (or Sprawlville as she calls it?). Last spring she wrote  of “something wonderful” that she first read about in
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Small Towns Offer Big Pleasure

     We’ve had a couple of interesting responses to our fall issue recently. Benitta Wilcox, the Erin textile artist whose treasure-filled garden is featured on the cover, reports that she received many favourable comments about the article and was recognized because of it by a woman in Brampton.      In addition, our readers and viewers
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When Publishing a Magazine is Not Enough: Blog

     You would think that as editor of Escarpment Views magazine, I would have plenty of opportunity to write about what’s important. Well yes and no. After publishing our first four issues, a year’s worth for a quarterly, I’m only finding there’s much more to communicate.      So then we had our Web guru, Joan
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