It’s your turn.

For a year now, arnnarn.com has been publishing my experiences in Newfoundland and about producing the book Arn? Narn. There is still more to come as we get closer to publication date – six weeks away – and I’ll still be writing about what happens afterwards! But as I have in the past, I’d like to shake things up and do something a little different for a bit.

Have you ever been to Newfoundland? Have you ever published a book? Have you done both? I would love to learn of your experiences. Many of you have commented on these posts and I would love to share them with this blog’s readers. Any dialogue we can create that explains, enlightens, illustrates in more detail the unique quality of Newfoundland is welcome.

Pictures regarding your experiences are welcome as long as they don’t violate any standards of good taste whatever those may be in this day of cable, internet, and such. Inclusions will be totally random and subjective.

Gros Morne, Newfoundland.

Ocean photography is also welcome and does not necessarily have to pertain to the above mentioned requirements. Since Arn? Narn.is about a culture that supported itself by the sea and its bounty and can no longer, the photos should be related to that. This is a global problem that is only going to get worse. Perhaps we all can help.

2 thoughts on “It’s your turn.

  1. Bruce, as you know Dorothy and I spent two weeks in 1997 in Newfoundland. Actually drove all the way from Memphis. We were there for a weeklong elderhostel which was at Hawkes Bay on the northwestern side of the island. But we spent one week just being tourists and drove all the way from St. John’s to the northwestern tip. It is huge, much bigger than it looks on the map. One of the highlights of the elderhostel was one of their high level fisheries guys talking about the cod fishing moratorium, which had just been in effect a few years then.

    My impressions could be summed up as follows: (1) Newfoundland is really big (as already noted), (2) it takes a long, long boat ride to get there, (3) it makes Maine look much less rugged, (4) the island is beutiful, (5) the people were unbelievably friendly, (6) I felt so sorry for the lack of industry (no more fishery) and what it was doing to the towns, so it must be much worse now, and (7) the folks there are more independent than I have seen anywhere and hate Ottawa even worse that we hate Washington.

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