Monthly Archives: April 2013

New Editor for The Mariposa NewsPacket

Well the first issue has gone to press, and is ready for distribution. And so this attempt to distribute to a wider audience it is attached as a pdf below. Letters to the ediot are welcome. Please consider joining the Leacock Associates.

NewsPacket Volume 40-1 (April 2013)

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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Leacock, Stephen


Wisconsin Corn for My Feral Animals

Last week I scattered in my front driveway the last of the dried out field corn that I acquired from my friend Henry Russell in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin last fall. My feral animals enjoy this very much, but it takes them a day or two to discover it. This morning it was all gone; each husk was stripped clean. There were a couple of loose kernels left, but they will be gone tomorrow as well. The rain today is fast melting the snow away, and the mild weather brings the smell of Spring in the air. The damp rotting leaves from last fall still litter the ground. The block of blue salt is much reduced as well, and I will need another one from the Co-op next fall. The next time clock for mother-nature is the ice on the lake. This may be gone by the time I get back from the Windy city Book show next week. It is still cool enough at night for a fire.


Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

2013 Leacock Medal Short List Header

The Leacock Associates announced their short list of 5 aauthors for the 2013 Leacock Medal of Humour on 1 April 2013.. The winner will be announced at a luncheon at The Mariposa Inn in Orillia on 25 Apil 2013. Tickets are in short supply for this event ($25.00) Details at — Reserve your ticket(s)┬átoday.

Short List in alphabetical order by author:

Fallis, Terry: UP AND DOWN (McClelland&Stewart)

Goldstein, Jonathon: I’LL SEIZE THE DAY TOMORROW (Penguin)

Kaufman, Andrew: BORN WEIRD (Random House Canada)

Stocks, Cassie: DANCE GLADYS DANCE (Newset Press)

Whitehead, William: WORDS TO LIVE BY (Cormorant)