On Friday night, Brooke and I were at the National Magazine Awards. Brooke gets to go for work and I snuck in after the $110-a-plate dinner. It was inspiring to see all the good work honoured, and to realize that people still read, and write. I’m trying my hand at some magazine writing these days, just reviews and things. We know a fair number of people in the magazine “community” here in Toronto and it’s always fun to get together. We even went to an after party thrown by big winner Saturday Night magazine. Two of Brooke’s friends from journalism school were nominated for awards this year. One won a Silver, the other didn’t win (although he was up against Mordecai Richler and about ten others in his category). It was like the Oscars of magazine journalism!