Canadian Thanksgiving takes place near the autumnal equinox and is a harvest festival. A statutory holiday in Canada, Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season in our country and the three-day weekend is filled with holiday spirit. The day was proclaimed a holiday by Canadian Parliament on January 31, 1957:
A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.
Modern Thanksgivings have other meanings, too, in addition to gratefulness for the harvest. It is a time to be grateful for many things in our lives. At this time, I want to thank you for reading Jane Street Clayworks, especially those who subscribe to my blog. I am very thankful for your readership and it means so much to me.
This October is very special because it is our 2nd Anniversary! If it weren’t for you, there would have been no reason to have created two years of content and I do it as a service to you and for you. The creation of Jane Street Clayworks was spurred by my passion for ceramics and creativity. It’s changed significantly since then but you will always be the heart of it. Thank you so much! You lend much purpose to my life….
As many of you know, Jane Street Clayworks recently moved from WordPress to a self-hosted site. Day by day, I am making improvements to the site and soon it will be better than ever! A few things that are on the agenda are as follows: feature stories and interviews, thanks to my new digital recorder, and new series segments, to name two. While it is taking time to get the hang of the changes that have taken place between sites, I’m slowly catching up. Next on the agenda is figuring out how to change fonts because I want to take it back to a serif face, as it is much easier to read. I have yet to come up with a solution for a slideshow, but that is also a priority. I also have to add a ‘share’ button at the bottom of posts, as that was a popular function before. Another thing I want to check on is whether people can subscribe to comments on posts. If you have any suggestions, please pass them along, as this is a good time to make changes and I want to be responsive to my readership. It’s all about you! The good news is that the e-mail subscription service is up and running. Please take a moment to subscribe to e-mail posts or a feed for posts and comments, both brought to you by Feedburner. Delivery time is between 1:00-3:00 a.m., so a new post will arrive in your mailbox every day, hot off the press. Just as you would walk outside to your mailbox for your newspaper, you can boot up your e-mail and find a fresh edition about all things ceramic. Whether the story is historical, current, pictorial, or a how-to, or a set of news briefs it will be sure to please. Take the time now to click on the box at the top of the sidebar to receive your daily post from Jane Street Clayworks! Thank you in advance… — Jan