Dean Croy the headmaster who first hired Dave and me for our teaching jobs in Hong Kong said my posts about the Missing Wife and Dave Playing Ball in Arizona were excellent. Dean, a ball player of some renown himself, said he’s glad to see that Dave is still playing ball.
My sentiments exactly,” said my former teaching colleague Meena after reading my post about the novel The Goldfinch. My cousin Carol said she totally agreed with my point of view. My art gallery colleague Perry said he also had ambivalent feelings about the novel and pointed me to his review of The Goldfinch. He also recommended the book How To Be Both as an alternative novel about a young person’s engagement with a masterpiece. My brother was hoping I had a copy of The Goldfinch for him to read but unfortunately I had downloaded it on my Kindle.
Our friend Bill reading about our hike in Sedona said when he was in Sedona he engaged in some cliff jumping into a river and encouraged us to try a similar experience.
Our friend Beena thought we had been very lucky to be able to see the Grand Canyon without having to pay an entry fee to the national park surrounding it.
Our Ontario friends Erwin and Ruth commented on my post about Dave As A Nature Photographer. They said they had visited a similar butterfly conservatory in Florida and had seen many of the same butterflies.
One of my blog readers Ruth Goudreau said the photos in my post Australian Inspiration were great and the quotes I’d chosen for each one were perfect. Thanks Ruth.
The post that received the most response was on the movie American Sniper. A fellow Manitoba Writing Guild member Dora said my post had confirmed her decision not to see the movie. Robert, a former classmate of mine referred me to a similar review by Chris Hedges. Fellow church member Adelia, said she admires my discipline in reflecting on the movies I see, and a former colleague Darren thought the movie might be an example of gundolrity. Mindi, a member of my writing group said she’s tired of the way guns have come to define America. John, the pastor of the church we attended in Hong Kong observes that in most of his movies really all director Clint Eastwood has to say is another version of ‘make my day.’ Lisa, one of my art gallery colleagues pointed out that I had erroneously said in my post that Jesus calls us to forgive our enemies seventy times seven, when in fact he calls on people to forgive ‘their brother’ that many times.
Lisa, the pastor of our church in Winnipeg said my post about our hike Up to Weavers Needle had reminded her of the movie Wild. Larry, a former member of my writing group said he’s going to give this hike a try his next time in Arizona. Our friend Les said he liked the photos, a compliment for me since Les is a professional photographer.
I did a post about my former student Cindy and how proud I was that her artwork had appeared on the Google home page for New Years. Cindy liked the post and said she’s proud to be one of my former students. Thanks Cindy. Another Cindy, Cindy Rempel Patrick, the creative director of the Steinbach Arts Council made this nice comment about my first post of 2015.
Wishing you all the best in 2015 – I love your outlook on each day filled with something new, something good for you, and something that makes you smile! Let’s live it!
I so enjoy all the responses I get to my blog posts and the conversations that ensue. Thanks for reading and responding everyone.
Other posts about what people have said about this blog…..
What Are People Saying– August 2014
What Are People Saying– August 2013
What Are People Saying- October 2012