Hello world…

11 Jul
Hello world…

Hello. My name is Steve. I’m a fifty-something writer living in Ontario’s Near North. Despite the fact that I live in the woods by a lake and spend a good deal of my time chopping wood or hauling water by hand, my son thinks I need to enter the 21st century by writing a blog. I tried to get out of it by pointing out that I don’t know how to create a blog. My smarty-pants daughter-in-law then created one for me. Now she says that if I don’t write something she will and I probably won’t like it. She’s even threatening to publish my high school report cards so here it is, my blog.

Being a Word Nerd I first had to look up where the word blog even came from. Seems it is a mangled combination of the words web and log. Well that feels a little better. The web, of course, is this scary cyber thing but a log’s roots go back to an actual piece of lumber that sailors used to toss over the side of their ship to see how fast their vessel was going. The speed was recorded in a book that became known as a log book, which became just the log and now we have web logs called ‘blogs. I guess I can get the hang of this and if not, I have lots of real logs around here to throw at my computer.


Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized


4 responses to “Hello world…

  1. Luigi

    August 24, 2011 at 2:01 am

    My my… such erudition. Looking forward to many more fantastic insights Spitt – don’t hold back!

  2. Gloria

    September 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Don’t stop there, Steve. Tell people the Poochini story — I’m sure they’d love it. And is she a character in a children’s book yet?


  3. Doreen Pendgracs

    September 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Welcome to the blogosphere, Steve! You’ve got to promote it better! I wouldn’t have even known you had a blog if not for dear Barbara Bunce, who recently tweeted your link. Thanks, Barb! And Steve, I look forward to future posts, as I LOVE your sense of humour!

  4. Kathleen

    February 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Pitts… sorry… SPitt!

    I probably still have some of those old radio scripts from back in the last century! I only wish I could find the recipies from Harrowsmith!


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