For me, last week’s celebration and goodbye for Erin Davis was also a mini-reunion with many of my former colleagues. For more than three years – although it feels like the blink of an eye – I was the newscaster on the CHFI morning show and, for a time, filled in for Erin as cohost when she was on vacation. After I moved down the hall to 680 News, I still saw those great folks all the time.
Ian the General, Mike Cooper, Gord Rennie – all people I love, as well as their wives Anita, Deb and Dawn. Getting to see them anytime is a joy. They all give great hugs.
Erin’s and my friendship brought readers to this site after they read about us on her journal, and I talked to several of them at the Casa Loma show. Which brings me to the point of today’s post: comments. One woman wondered if she could post under a pseudonym and I said yes. Although I receive lots of emails, I also like to start an open conversation, and that begins in the comments section. The more the merrier and as long as you play nicely, you don’t have to use your real name. Unlike some Presidents-to-be, I don’t mind at all when someone disagrees with me. In fact, sometimes I learn something from it. I come from a place of aiming to develop an informed opinion, but it’s open to change if the evidence is strong enough. I don’t know it all. I don’t even know most of it!
Comments are monitored. The first time someone posts a comment, it has to be approved. After that, their comment publishes automatically. I only delete spam or anything that’s insulting, name-calling or mean. Thankfully, there have only been a few of those.
Thank you if you’ve posted in the past. Welcome if you’re planning to start!