It is November 13, a bad-luck day for the superstitious or a good-luck day for those who have 13 as their lucky number. The weather here in Nova Scotia has been quite nice during the month, although we had a stormy and very rainy day (96 mm) on Remembrance Day, the 11th, which put quite a damper on the ceremonies, many of which had to be moved indoors.
Winter will be coming soon and thus my writing season will once again arrive. I have some translations to English of Latin American short stories planned and will continue working on some of my own stories.
My blog has now been visited more than 10,000 times. The English translations of Latin American short stories are the most popular. The majority of those who use the translations in their studies fail to comment or make suggestions, which is important for me. I’m always open to requests for specific translations and help for those who need it, so don’t be shy.
During the summer, I have followed several blogs, including “The best place is by the fire”http://placebythefire.wordpress.com by Kari Fay, a young writer from England, who published a piece of flash fiction every day for more than a year. Her imagination and style of writing is most remarkable and inspirational to all who like to write fiction.
Contoveros and his spiritual blog http://contoveros.wordpress.com are back in action again, after some absence. His wise, although at times controversial, words are poignant and to the point and certainly gives rise to some introspective thoughts, even by someone whose views on religion are irreconcilable with his. His views on Buddhism and Christianity will challenge anyone who is spiritually inclined.
Happy fall- if you have fall where you live. To my Australian friends, it must be “Happy summer”, since that season has just started there.
Wherever you live, have a happy time and stay in touch.