Too much happening right now, but c’est la vie. Tremendous news for once: Wab Kinew! As someone said, it’s an Obama moment in Canada, a decent, thoughtful man elected against the odds. May he thrive. May he inspire other voters, especially ones in this benighted province. Throw the bums out!
Moving on – I’m publicizing my book launch on Nov. 6, but first, need to remind people of the popular reading event So True, on Saturday Oct. 21, from 1 to 3, at the Black Swan at 154 Danforth. Six or seven beautiful, funny, thoughtful, profound, moving stories, told by the writers who lived them. And then moi. This time I will talk about the book and read two stories from it, rather than the usual one. An extra dose of Kaplan, you lucky sods.
If you’re in or near Toronto, hope to see you there. Come early — last time we nearly sold out and may have to find a bigger venue. But for now, we’re still in our comfortable warm home, as we have been since 2014 when we started, 18 So Trues or 162 stories ago.