Am I the only person in Canada who was not aware that this is a long weekend? That's what happens when you don't have a real job, I guess.
I assumed it was next weekend, which is after all when May 24th falls. And we all know Queen Victoria enjoyed her case of two-fours. Which is how we came to celebrate the May Two-Fer weekend in the first place.
But you folks don't need a history lesson from me, surely you know all this already.
What you may not know is that I have a couple of new magazine articles published and linked on my sidebar. When you have finished admiring my smooth segue, you can check them out, if you like. Surely you have nothing better to do on a beautiful warm long weekend (for some of us) than read my blatherings. Surely not.
Our Heads in the Sands appears in Gonzo magazine and is a look at oil sands development in northern Alberta. I won't exactly say that the oil industry is going to come gunning for me. I'm not delusional enough to believe that they read Gonzo or care about what I have to say, but I suspect I am not going to be asked to deliver the keynote address at the Petroleum Club any time soon.
You can download Our Heads in the Sands right here. And if you would like to download the entire issue, so that you can also read Jen's snarky observations, you can do so over here.
Beyond the Alpenhorn appears in BC Musician magazine, and features an interview with someone that many of you know well. In fact, some of you are going to be visiting with her this weekend, you lucky ducks! Bonus points to the first person to identify the subject of my interview.
I was in a used bookstore yesterday, and was surprised and delighted to see a pile of free BC Musician magazines, right next to the usual FFWD and Exclaim. Naturally I loudly proclaimed my delight and talked about what a great magazine it was to my shopping companion. A bit of guerrilla marketing never hurt anybody.
You can download Beyond the Alpenhorn right here.
Enjoy your weekend, long or regular. Whether you are garage-saleing or roto-tilling or visiting port cities or cracking open a two-fer with your peeps, do so with gusto. Queen Victoria would insist upon it.