I just finished checking the online events calendar for my town (Leamington, Ontario) looking to find something related to Cinco de Mayo, but alas, there's nothing. And now that I think of it, I don't recall big events other in other years either. No parades, no street dancing, no restaurant tour; in a word - nada! I can't understand this. Leamington is a huge produce-growing area (it's known as the "Tomato Capital of Canada") with both al fresco farms and legions of greenhouses. There's a resident Mexican population working in the greenhouses and the Heinz plant all year, and it balloons with migrant workers in the warm months. You'd think it would be a very big deal here. Anyway, not being one to let an opportunity pass to appreciate some wonderful Mexican culture, I went straight to YouTube. Here are two short videos, one of some young girls dancing, and one of a very talented bird.
And as long as I'm celebrating, I'm going to pass along my own good news. My most recent book of poems, World of Wonders, has won a Silver award from Nautilus Book Awards. I submitted a copy to them last fall because I liked their focus:
Recognizing Books and Audio Books that Promote Spiritual Growth,
Conscious Living, and Positive Social Change
and stimulate the "imagination" and inpire the reader
to "new possibilities" for a better world.
You know, I just might pick up a sixer of those cute little mini-Coronas and a lime on my way home from town this afternoon! It's going to be lovely and warm. Anybody care to join me by the lake?
Note to Self
1 day ago