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Friday hello

Only time for a quick blog entry this morning. I'm trying to get rid of that annoying "Posted by Administrator" tag that has appeared on the top of each of my blog entries so far. I've been busy figuring out how to do that (with a little help from technical support people) --  and you'll be able to tell from the top of this posting whether I found the solution. Let's justsay I'm not the most high-tech lady on my block!!
Today, I'm working on a story for The Montreal Gazette -- it's about how people are finding out on the Internet that their husbands or wives (or boyfriends and girlfriends) are being unfaithful (shame on them!!). I've interviewed two lawyers and a computer expert from Texas who specializes in breaking into people's hard drives and finding the files they think they deleted!
Tonight, Ontario children's writer Marsha Skrypuch is coming for dinner. I'm looking forward to having her here. (I'm making salmon lasagna in case you're wondering what's for supper.) Tomorrow, Marsha is launching her latest book, Prisoners in the Promised Land: The Ukrainian Internment Diary of Anya Soloniuk. It's part of Scholastic's Dear Canada series. Marsha and I met in Toronto last summer at Book Expo -- that's when she told me she'd be coming to Montreal for the book launch, and we made our plan to get together. Also, I'm going to interview her for a children's writers newsletter, so I'm going to get to ask her all sorts of questions about how she got started and where she gets her ideas. In my next entry, I'll tell you a little about what I learn from her. This goes to show you: no matter how old you are, you never stop learning. I tell my students how I'm not keen on the expression "grown-up" -- for me, the problem is that the word implies that at some point, people just stop growing. Let's hope that never happens to any of us. 
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