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Title: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Barbara Etlin on October 16, 2015, 07:12 AM
My short article was published in today's Toronto Star (local newspaper)! :owl

In August readers were asked to submit stories about wildlife in the city. I submitted 400 words about Boomerang the skunk--whom longtime Blueboarders will remember. I had asked the kind, savvy people here for advice on getting rid of a problematic skunk in my garden before he sprayed my dog. Sure enough, you people had a number of suggestions. I turned it into a humorous article.

I had to edit it down from 400 words to 150. My experience in writing poetry helped with that feat!

Of over 200 submissions, my article was the only one to be featured in the print edition of the newspaper; some others were in the digital edition.

Echo and I are Snoopy dancing today!

:snoopy   :snoopy   :snoopy

Modified to include a better link:

http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/10/16/how-torontonians-can-co-exist-with-their-furry-neighbours-even-raccoons.html

 My article is at the end, and starts at Tales of Tails. The headline is "This skunk got drunk."
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Vijaya on October 16, 2015, 07:40 AM
Barb, that's fantastic news!!!! If there is a link you could post, I'd love to read it.
Vijaya
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Barbara Etlin on October 16, 2015, 07:53 AM
I added a link. I hope it works.
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Vijaya on October 16, 2015, 08:00 AM
I see it Barb, but it won't open. But what a great title!!!
V.
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Post by: Artemesia on October 16, 2015, 08:00 AM
Barb that's so cool!!   :yourock
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Post by: Debby G on October 16, 2015, 12:16 PM
Very cool!
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Post by: andracill on October 16, 2015, 12:20 PM
Barb, that is awesome! I love that you can write with humor. :stars3
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Post by: naddie on October 16, 2015, 12:25 PM
Well done!! :bunny2
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Post by: AnnH on October 16, 2015, 12:26 PM
 :wow :yay Congratulations!  :dancer :running
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Post by: JFriday on October 16, 2015, 12:38 PM
The link doesn't like me either. But that's so cool, Barb!  :congratulations
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Post by: dinalapomy101 on October 16, 2015, 02:14 PM
Fun!
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Post by: 217mom on October 16, 2015, 02:58 PM
The link demands I give it my email and all my contacts...  :autumn But like the others said- this is fabulous. I have your poetry book and love it, so I am not surprised.  :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar :goldstar
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: annemleone on October 16, 2015, 03:50 PM
What fun! Congrats!
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Barbara Etlin on October 16, 2015, 06:50 PM
Thanks, everyone! This was the first place I shared the news.  :love5
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Post by: dewsanddamps on October 16, 2015, 08:37 PM
This is really neat, Barbara! :owl
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Post by: Mindy Alyse Weiss on October 16, 2015, 08:58 PM
 :yay I'm happy dancing, too! Huge congrats, Barb.
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Post by: mrh on October 17, 2015, 08:03 AM
Congrats, Barb! :owl
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Post by: Ev on October 26, 2015, 07:32 AM
So happy to hear your good news, Barb!!  :running  Congratulations!
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Post by: JennaWren on October 26, 2015, 02:22 PM
Barb, that is so awesome!!  :love5
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Post by: rab on October 26, 2015, 06:02 PM
That is so cool! Congratulations! (And impressive editing, too!)
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Barbara Etlin on October 27, 2015, 07:53 AM
Thanks! I changed the link to one that everyone should be able to read.
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on October 27, 2015, 09:10 PM
Ha! Fun article, Barb. Congratulations! :yay
Title: Re: My article was published in Toronto Star
Post by: Tammi on October 28, 2015, 06:09 AM
Yay! :confetti