Last week I interviewed Eric Eales, a wheelchair curler from Kelowna, and the man behind the best wheelchair curling website online. We were emailing some follow-up questions, and apparently I forgot to delete the blog URL my signature line, something I usually do when working on certain projects.
Eric must have clicked, and fortunately, he replied with some encouraging words about wmtc. He mentioned that I might be interested in his wife's blog. And she is - what else? - an American with a blog about living in Canada! Cate Eales writes Fahrenheit To Celsius: An American In Canada. I don't think Cate's blog is especially political, but she has joined Canadian culture in a way most of us never will: she curls.
I have something else in common with Eric and Cate. They have a rescue dog, too, who has his own blog. (I hope my dogs never want their own blog!) The dog blog describes Kelowna as "one of the least dog-friendly places on this planet," which sounds awful. I think I'd rather be a dog in Kelowna than, say, Bangkok, or in Michael Vick's backyard. But I'll be interested to see what makes Kelowna such an unfriendly place for dogs.
And since someone will ask... I delete the URL from my signature line because I'm working on an unrelated project, and many people I'm interviewing might find my politics - or my choice to leave the United States - offensive, or at least controversial. I'm representing a publisher and a project, not my own writing. There's no need to bring potential controversy into the picture, nor for self-promotion. Wmtc is best left out of the picture.