I miss Literacies. I miss the way the Café would extend each issue. I miss the sense of Canadian literacy workers talking to each other. It probably wasn't exactly like I remember - but what I remember, I miss. And I wish there was somebody else in Canada who wanted to write and share and read and think about kids and adults and families and neighbourhoods learning to read and write better.
[Note: there used to be a long section here about how literacy coalitions don't talk about literacy anymore, except in vague, buzz-word phrases saying literacy is "fundamental" but not merely reading and writing, and we should promote it and/or our programs as a tool for change... blah, blah, blah. I took it out because it was just me complaining again.]
If you're a literacy worker like me, and if you want to read and write and share about the traditional adult and family literacy work you do, you might learn to blog. Google Blogger and Wordpress are free and accessible. Ning has closed its free services, and Facebook is a walled garden, so you should avoid those. But there are other, smaller free blogging platforms. Microsoft's Live Spaces isn't the worst tool in the world.
See ya around, I hope.