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Happy Punctuation Day!?!?!

Seriously?!?  Tomorrow is National Punctuation Day in the US. September 24th is a “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the every-mysterious ellipsis.” It’s also an excellent day to ask the questions: how do they get all these cool and seemingly random celebration days? why…

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Whuffaoke Toronto – Launching Tara Hunt’s The Whuffie Factor

[note - this was post-dated and posted a long time after the event, when I realized it hadn't been posted] As I’ve mentioned before, my friend Tara Hunt has launched her first book The Whuffie Factor. Tara’s cross-country tour turned into Tara touring the US and Canada in a tricked-out Winnebago fully equipped with video…

More Over 40

I’ve been watching the new magazine More – Canada’s Magazine Celebrating Women Over 40 – since it launched. I’m a big fan of Canada, I’m a big fan of celebrating, and hell, I’m a woman over 40. I haven’t gotten a subscription but I have signed up for their Haute Flash newsletter.  I’m watching to…

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The Green Challenge

For the last 5 days I’ve gotten a daily email tip on how to live a little greener.  Not a lot. Just a little.  But add up 30 ways to make my life a little more eco-friendly, and multiply that by the number of people who are reading… and bing bang boom, we’re making a…

Hinterland Who’s Who

A little bit of Canadiana for those of us missing the winters of our childhoods.  The theme music will conjure up winter Saturday mornings when the snow was piled deep outside your door.  Your parents still tucked in bed, you were curled up on the floor in front of the tv.  Your corn flakes getting…

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Shiver Me Timbers!

Avast, me maties! Fer all ye lubbers out thar, drink your grog smartly me beauties,  because tomorrow be Talk Like A Pirate Day. Prepare to be boarded, cuz I be Cap’n! Or at least, so saith the quiz: What’s Yer Inner Pirate? Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats…

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