One day this winter when the weather gets savage, I am going to sit down with a cup of tea and make a list of all the newsletters I have worked on over my years. The first was InformED, a newsletter published by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Information Centre (library) at the Mowat Block around 1979-81 and today The Pot, the quarterly newsletter of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society. Newsletters may be going the way of the dodo, replaced by blogs and Facebook pages. Still for non-digitally inclined members of volunteer organizations they represent a value of membership and are still viable. The real battle for the editor is to hunt down content and fresh view of rountine information and somehow to get member to contribute. I have never found the secret for the latter. But with desktop publishing and digital photography and the net, making content is relatively painless and inexpensive. After I make my list I will likely create “a newsletters i have known” section of my blog gnawledgewurker.com – stand by for more on this topic in 2014.
my photographs from today, it was -4 degrees Celsius
taken by me today using a Sony NEX F3 with 18-55 lens
It is interesting to keep returning to the same spots through the four seasons. Today I noticed that with all the foliage down, I could now see from a slightly different position a view of the Sturgeon River, little more than creek sized, that during the full grown season was invisible. This section of the river was the water supply for a 17th century Huron village. A haunting spot.
I noted the black day protests by some users of flickr. My reaction was to unfollow those who protested. One terabyte for free is a great gift. Today I went ahead and posted a photo as I do most days.
in my house, the knowledge gifts for Christmas are books….John Grisham, Sycamore Row, and Stephen Harper’s book about the early history of professional hockey in Canada.
the nice thing about books, you cant surf the web on them, and they never require recharging