Adieu All – Parting creates such sorrow – I will miss all of our amazing Viewers by Jamie Gilcig

Adieu All – Parting creates such sorrow – I will miss all of our amazing Viewers by Jamie Gilcig

CFN –  As many of you know; alright as some of you may know, journalism has been a accidental path for me.

It’s not that I don’t like it.

In fact it’s recharged me as a writer and given me new skills and approaches that I’d never have discovered otherwise.

It’s been a rush and pumping out over 6,000 pieces on CFN as we approach our fourth anniversary has in a way been a total Beatles in Hamburg experience for me.

I get asked how I ended up in Cornwall?  How I ended up creating CFN?  How I ended up here and now….the secret to how Cadbury gets the Caramel into their Caramilk bars…

I was chatting with my very first editor, Matthew Hays, and  I challenged him to write about some of my hijinks. I suggested that he should write about them.   He, being an editor, threw it back in my face that I should write about them.   I, also being an editor, threw it back at him that I shouldn’t be writing about myself.   He being Matthew Hays told me to get over it and get to work.

I being me did not; but I will answer a few questions as I say adieu.

I came to Cornwall because of a girl.  A women; someone I’d marry.  I know. Cornwall.   And in the end I chose Cornwall over the girl.   Yesterday I met another journalist who sort of is now in the same situation.  What is it with Cornwall and girls?

I guess I’ve pushed back some of my creative writing these years in Cornwall.   The break up and one particular muse really have unleashed some of it and frankly real writers write.  You can’t stop them good or bad.

Saying that and with the encouragement of a dear friend whose faith in my talent has never seemed to waver I’ve agreed to write this TV thingy.   TV is something I’ve never done and my poor agents at the Characters in Toronto who pushed me so hard to do it back then would probably be wagging their fingers at me now saying “I told you so.”

There’s a lot of crap on TV, but the medium has also allowed some amazing work to be done too.

So I’m off to write this pilot for a sitcom.   It’s going to be a huge challenge.    I’m not going back to the “biz”.   I learned years ago that my work was good enough; but that the biz part of the biz is toxic and can be fatal.

Either that or I’m a big puss baby and just can’t hack it.

One day I’ll share the details of Bingo the Monkey Girl, sleazy Stuart Sender, and how my work ended up in the last Indiana Jones movie, and no it wasn’t my fault that movie blew chunks.

It’s been a total blast though.  I mean how many people get to watch the gorgeous Diane Lane open an Oscar envelope with something they created as one of the noms?

I’ll enjoy my 5 days off.    From Tuesday November 13th to Sunday November 18th, 2012  I’ll be missing from CFN.   I won’t be on facebook either although our stories will appear on our page.    We have some amazing guest writers that will be contributing some of their amazing work, and that’s what I’ve always wanted.    To see talented people congregate and share their work with the world as freely as possible.   As much solitude is needed to create great work; being part of a team or tribe and creating is where it’s at.

Thank you all for viewing CFN and making us far more successful than I’d ever hoped.

Good things can grow in Cornwall Ontario.

Jamie

A special thanks to all of our sponsors and viewers who have stuck with CFN and helped to nurture all of the CFN family!

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stellabystarlight
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Jamie….from the bottom of my heart I wish you well. I am happy for you and think it will be a wonderful adventure. In order to grow, one must move on.

Even though we didn’t always agree, I always had the outmost respect for you. You will be missed and so will your controversial character which had a way of bringing out debates. **smile**

BIG HUGS TO YOU!!!! GOOD-LUCK!!!

BTW…..there is nothing wrong with Cornwall women **smile**

mariah
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Wow Jamie that’s fantastic news,Best of luck writing your sitcom,need city mayor & clan be worried…..just asking

Darcy Neal
Member

Jamie, I wish you the best of luck in all of your adventures and endeavors. That’s what our lives are. We accumulate knowledge, skills, friendships and nemeses by living a series of short-term experiences. Friends are always welcome to enter and leave our lives as they please for themselves. You will always have an open invitation to visit my world as you go by my window, doorway and person. Have fun, be safe and don’t get hurt. Neal

Tammy A. Hart
Member

OMG Jamie. Good Luck with your new project. Glad your sticking around to continue cornwallfreenews. We need you here. I take an interest in all types of media. Diversity is necessary in order to thrive in Cornwall and SD&G and that’s what you give us Jamie.

Believe Me
Guest

Wish the best to you Jamie do your thing man but do come back
us ASAP we certainly need you here to continue your good work
on our behalf .

Harry Valentine
Guest

All the best to you, Jamie

hailey Brown
Member
I wish you all the best in your new endeavors. I can only imagine sitcom writing is a challenge. But in your tenure and experience here in Cornwall, I am sure you havem lots to write about. Cornwall girls Jamie, much could be said about us both good and maybe not so much. We are no different then any other mill town. Most of us are just looking for something better. I am not sure, and yes maybe the the red is showing through, though not blonde (furrows a brow), does this mean the end of Cornwall freenews?
PJ Robertson
Member

Yes indeed, all the best, Jamie.

(“such sweet sorrow”…but remember Juliet follows that with “goodnight till tomorrow”…CFN is a feather in your cap and much needed in the cyber world, so, as the saying goes, “four more years” please!)

Colleen McIntosh
Guest

Congratulations, that’s amazing news! Good for you, onward and upward:)

Mary Anne Pankhurst
Member

Can’t wait to hear about Bingo the Monkey Girl!!

hailey Brown
Member

Yep I did twice now, all I can gather is you are leaving for five days and plan to wirte a bit for television.

What will happen to CFN? Will someone take over?

edudyorlik
Guest
Funny how during this journey in life people sometimes connect in the strangest of ways. I was drawn to this CFN website as a result of what was going on with the French issue and the Mayor (and deputy Mayors) brave actions regarding that issue. As a result of THAT, I now have this arms length connection with several people that, except for the varying thoughts and opinions we share here, I can’t say I really know them. None the less there is this bizarre sense that you and I and all of us here (even those reading but not… Read more »
edudyorlik
Guest

PS… If you’re interested send a message through my YouTube page and that way i will have your addy to let you know of new video’s or new info regarding “the issue.”

jules
Guest
Jamie I am literally shocked that you are leaving Cornwall. One time I even asked you if you were going to leave Cornwall and you said no. I do know that you got married at 40 and the marriage didn’t work because your wife didn’t like Cornwall. Cornwall isn’t for everyone and even people who are born and raised in Cornwall don’t always like it and leave. You married a lady from Vancouver or somewhere in B.C. and such a beautiful area of the country but so mighty expensive. I know of some people who live out there who lived… Read more »
stellabystarlight
Guest

yorlik……I don’t want to frustrate the hell out of you but this is about “Jamie” our adminstrator, our moderator and peace keeper

It is not about rallies nor language….ca-vas?

I would be remiss if I did not mention that you, yorlik, of all people, warmed the cockles of my heart when you included me in this big jigsaw puzzle….I guess there is still hope and something to believe in **smile**

jules
Guest
Jamie I reread the story and when I read I get too excited at times and skip over and then say what I feel. I am very happy for you to go into what you want and you always wanted to open up a TV channel. You have the talent Jamie and I never saw or read a reporter like yourself who is so very fair and a good person to boot. I will be reading what other writers on CFN will be posting and I gave you my word that I would never read that “rag SF” and I… Read more »
Lolochuck
Guest

Congrats Jamie and BEST WISHES to you!!!! Hope you will keep us updated when you can. You have a lot of fans/friends here rooting for you……

CHEERS : )

Cory Cameron
Guest

Alright, here goes…

Jamie is gone for 5 days, that’s it. After that, he’s back. He’s taking on a small writing project during his brief hiatus from CFN.

Do I have it right in a nutshell Jamie?

No worries here folks.

edudyorlik
Guest

Oh my. I’m Warming cockles… Sounds scary… I’d best get back on my medication. And you too… 🙂

But, your right Stella lightbright. It is about Admin and not about the huge rally that will mark the beginning of the END of the insane inequity that exists in this country.

Ed
Member

In fairness to Jules and others who quickly read this rather dramatic fair-well “adieu” message, and missed the part that Admin will only be absent for five days, maybe the headline should have read “I will be away working on a writing project for a week or so.”

edudyorlik
Guest

BIGGGGGG Smile. You have proven to all of us once again Jamie. It is important to read “and absorb” the whole message 🙂

edudyorlik
Guest

Oh and PS, a puzzle with a missing piece is a bit of a bummer anyways 🙂

Cory Cameron
Guest

Fantastic Jamie! I meant ‘small writing project’ as but an indication of only the amount of time you would need to do it. I should have penned, “No worry folks, Jamie only needs 5 days to write a pilot sitcom and he’ll be back”!

W.R.Parisien
Member

C’mon Jamie, level with your readers, your attending a 5 day spa treatment in St. Adele, then on to Mont-Tremblant, where you will be a judge at the “International Pastry Festival” . I’m so envious !

Ed
Member

That’s pretty funny Admin, and it’s a great diversion from the never ending language battle BS. Have fun with the project.
Will my cousin Furtz be allowed to post while you are away?

Richard tremblay
Guest

Best of luck… we seldom agreed on issues but I believe that is what makes this country great. we can agree to disagree, and no consequences will follow. Least of all me cause i’m always right. haha. All joking aside I wish you great success. I bet you all this is a hoax…your running for premier to give katlheen wynn a run for her money….wooops sorry jamie, you made me promise not to tell.

Richard tremblay
Guest

DAMN.. now I read the whole thing and just realized you”ll be back. I guess the dance of joy with me and balki will have to wait for another day.

Highlander
Guest

Have a good productive time Jamie.

Now the Cats away the mice are at play !

I promise to play nice with others WHILE YOU ARE AWAY,
Can’t promise when you return though !

Now we should take it easy on the temp moderator for a day or so then see if he or she can fill those shoes.

You will be missed ,take care ,enjoy your creative side this new endevour will bring.

Richard tremblay
Guest
jules
Guest
Jamie you really startled me thinking that your were going to be gone for good. The CFN would not be the same without you and nobody can take your place. You do an excellent job as usual. I get so excited and not read the complete story – you gave us a jolt by the headlines. Tricky and sneaky our Jamie. About language which has nothing to do with this topic. My daughter called her doctor today to make an appointment and she spoke to the secretary about language and the secretary said that all hospitals today here in Ottawa… Read more »
tnpreacher555
Member

Ed writes “Will my cousin Furtz be allowed to post while you are away?” 🙁

Dukers1
Guest
I saw you ‘once’ at Spinners. Funny how you really looked like you…..unlike the rest of us in our drivers, OHIP and passport photo ‘props of ourselves but ghostly and gastly at best, jailbird fodder at worst…in our own minds. For you I say that you did look like your CFN photo, it’s a compliment. Leave your baggage behind friend. Let thw mind go free of here and open new doors to glory words…….oh, but what if they like you? OMG, you might go back……okay, forget everything I said, you now look like all your photos, your brain is full… Read more »
Ed
Member

No! No! No!!! Cousin Furtz is way less polite than I am.

bigfellow
Guest

Rememember Jaime, baby steps first. All the best. We’ll hear from you in five days. LOL.