Exciting updates! 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 03:26PM
Lyndsay Green

I’m being given some terrific media opportunities to discuss the book. Peter Mansbridge interviewed me for his program One on One and Susan Pigg wrote an article for the Toronto Star titled “Age is just a stage in her long life.”  Upcoming events include TVOntario’s The Agenda with Steve Paiken and CBC’s noon hour phone-in show Ontario Today. You can check these out by clicking on Media.

The viewer/reader response to these shows has been remarkable.  Here is a taste of the mail I’ve been getting. After watching the Mansbridge interview, Ian wrote, “I always look forward to watching Peter's Sat. night program and last night’s was particularly fascinating. You are very articulate and know your subject. I am in my twilight years but this will be an excellent, interesting book. I agree that attitude is so important - being positive, and I have lived by that.” Shaunna wrote, “Now you gave John, 53, a BOOST to START sculling himself.” Peggy says, “Finally! You sing my song! I should be working towards "retirement" but that will never happen because I have way too many interests and things I want to try before my time to go arrives.  I've returned to college, about to embark on a lifestyle change I've dreamed about (yes I'm moving to the countryside...to start a few small businesses and socialize more with our neighbours who we have already met before moving in).  And I plan to continue working - for my own growth and mental health.  I want to keep living until I can't live anymore.”

But there are a few quibbles. As I anticipated, a reader wrote to complain, quite appropriately, that I was setting a bad example by not wearing a helmet in The Star photo that showed me on the ski hill. “I ski with lots of active people even into their late eighties and at least 95% now wear helmets”, he says, “because accidents do happen unfortunately.”  Susan Pigg and I laughed because I had made a similar comment when she requested a skiing photo of me sans helmet. Her response to the reader explained this. “Lyndsay took her helmet off for the photo -- at my request -- so that her face would show because, as you know, it is almost impossible to see what someone looks like with a helmet and goggles on.” The reader was satisfied. “I’m glad she skis safely with a helmet.”

The locations and dates for the eight-city book launch tour are confirmed and you can find them under Events, including links to directions. I hope to see you there.



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