Jill McWhinnie’s day job is in municipal government. She also writes a regular column for the Stouffville Free Press, an independent monthly paper in Stouffville Ontario. She is a member of the Markham Village Writers and needs to renew her membership in the Writers Circle of Durham Region and the Writers Community of York Region. Her story, “The Shortcut,” was a finalist in the Writers Circle of Durham Region’s 2008 Short Fiction Contest. She is currently learning about blogging, twittering, texting and facebooking and looks forward to entering the 21st century someday soon.