Archive of the ‘Blog’ Category

ARTILLERY PARK POOL BEFORE THE MAY/14 REFURBISH

Saturday March 1st, 2014 in Blog, In My Life Stuff, Neighbourhood

A group of us were wondering whether or not showers in the men’s room were running cold as well as those in the women’s locker room. So I asked one of the regulars. He said; “Yeah, the showers are acting up but our biggest gripe is that the massage function doesn’t work on all our [...]

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ANTI-TREE: THEIR DARKER SIDE

Tuesday February 25th, 2014 in Blog, In My Life Stuff, Writing Not Yet Spoken For - (Yes, YOUR magazine could publish any of these!)

  I came to trees too late. There weren’t any where I grew up on the arctic tundra, often above the tree line, near Nome. .  It was as though the passports of the deciduous and the conifer had expired and could not venture where we were at Cape Prince Of Wales.  One day wind, [...]

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GAY PRIDE SONG TO BE WIDELY SUNG

Tuesday February 25th, 2014 in Blog, In My Life Stuff, Neighbourhood, Newspapers, Songs, Songs - Also see Raging Gran Songsite

I’m having a hard time understanding the vote against flying the Pride Flag (Three Councillors Oppose flying Pride Flag, Feb 15)  considering the sending of homophobic anonymous letters in Kingston just this past summer. There is an  ever-increasing public awareness of how misinformation and discrimination continue to cause long-term and widespread suffering to so many [...]

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THIS BLOG IS MY THOREAU JOURNAL

Sunday August 1st, 2010 in Blog, In My Life Stuff, Real Life Advice

When you start to blog, they tell you the only way it will succeed is if you make it about one single thing. If you’re a writer who begins to design umbrellas, you have to make a separate blog for that. Which means your life is diced up into little compartments like those plastic serial [...]

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FATAL ERROR – OUT OF MEMORY! Plus Online Purchases.

Thursday July 15th, 2010 in Blog, In My Life Stuff, Real Life Advice

This is a picture of my house and the architectural excrescance behind it that has a crack in the foundation and I am hoping when it falls, will not crumble in my direction. I am inside, writing this. When something awful happens to you online, the great thing is it has happened to many others [...]

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Dollar Store Hats I’ve Trimmed!

Wednesday July 7th, 2010 in Blog, In My Life Stuff

Yesterday I went to an Arts & Crafts store called Michaels. Wanted everything in the place. Spools of ribbon shelved according to colour, lots of it patterned, a bin of discards, lace, silk flowers, a whole BRIDES section with glowering young women stomping about comparing miniscule scraps of things in their hands – made me [...]

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I’m STORYTELLING in Battersea, Ontario, Saturday, May 1st

Friday April 23rd, 2010 in Blog, In My Life Stuff

At 7:30 in the Battersea United Church Basement, I’ve been asked to tell twenty minutes of stories (as though you could measure them out and cut them off after so many inches). There’s a great poster which I’d like to post here but I’m not technically able though maybe someone will help. Anyone? Anyway I’m [...]

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THE GUY FOR YOU ISN’T ON FACEBOOK.

Wednesday April 14th, 2010 in Analyzing Facebook, Blog

Facebook is just words on a screen. If you hit the right button, it will go black. But your life will remain full of colour, sound, scent, sight in many dimensions. Many of the people on Facebook don’t even exist, though they say they do. Words on a screen cannot meet your need for friendship, [...]

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Important – Dress Like An Explosion

Tuesday April 6th, 2010 in Blog

‘Dress like an explosion.” My own precept that I often think of in the morning. The body as canvas for the day’s art. An explosion of colour, texture, print. Clothing that reminds you, echoes something. My son wears outfits as disguise and a goodly number of folks wear whatever was on the floor and smelled [...]

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ODD THINGS ABOUT FACEBOOK & GARDENS

Friday March 19th, 2010 in Analyzing Facebook, Blog

I’m still not used to the idea that when I post a picture, it goes to the pages of all my 2220 some ‘friends.’ It seems very odd. But then, when I went to bed last night, I had 2292 friends. “Ah,” I thought, “tomorrow I’ll be up to 2300. This morning I had 2226 [...]

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