That Awkward Moment
When you have no posts in your queue…
A few weeks ago I had to gather writing samples for an application and came to a dreadful realization. I had stopped writing. Everything that was longer than a page, everything that was a creative endeavour rather than an assignment, everything that I was proud of was dated 2008 or earlier. It’s shameful. So, in addition to my reading challenge, I’m giving myself a writing challenge....
TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY WORKERS UNION | Major... →
Such a great initiative to help save the Toronto Public Library. I certainly would love to lunch with any of these authors!
Who just lost The Game and has two thumbs?...
gigglebug: reblogging for liana ;) If I go down, I’m taking y’all with me.
Jack Layton's last letter to Canadians - Politics... →
So touching. RIP Jack.
As part of my “Reading is Fundamental” challenge, I started to read The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields. I’ve read it before and enjoyed it so I thought I’d get through it quickly. But then I started to read the 16th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. It is so big. I’m reading it online right now until I gather the funds to buy my copy. Let’s start keeping...
I now have 40 followers! I can’t believe y’all care what I have to say! Glad I can be entertaining. :) So tell me more about you. How are you? What’s on your mind? Anything you want me to write/talk/post about?
Walking by Faith
There have been some major changes in my life this year and I’m reaching a point where many things are out of my hands. For someone who likes to micro-manage and constantly be two steps ahead of life, this is a very stressful state. So I cling to my faith. As I walked to the train station this morning I thought of the story of Gideon and his 300 soldiers. The LORD said to Gideon, “You...
It's all about the money...
With the US economy in a bigger mess than usual, everyone is coming out of the woodwork to give their two cents. An Op-ed in the New York Times by Warren Buffett and letter sent out by Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz are causing quite a stir. What they are saying is not that interesting. Buffett is saying that the government should tax wealthy Americans more. Schultz is saying that CEOs should...
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Reading is Fundamental
It has come to my attention that I know little to nothing about Canadian literature. This a problem considering I want a job in the Canadian publishing industry. I don’t want to restrict myself to Canadian publishing but I do plan to start here. Hence my challenge. I am challenging myself to read at least 1 book per week for a year. The only rules are that the author be Canadian and I write...
So I’m cleaning my room (like really cleaning it, not just shoving everything in the closet) and I realize, “Damn, I have a lot of stuff!” Most of it I have used/worn in ages but I don’t have the heart to throw out because it’s still in great condition. Then I remembered how broke I was and I had an idea. What if… I sold my stuff!!! I know, it’s genius. By...
Some are calling the riots in England a revolution. I’m not convinced. In fact I think people throw the word revolution around much too casually. Burning cars and broken glass does not a revolution make. Yes, many (most?) revolutions are characterized by violence but they are defined by the quasi-irreversible nature of the change that follows. That is why, I believe, both the French...
TIFF 2011 →
Guess who’s volunteering?! *does a happy dance* This is shaping up to be the best summer ever. Love my life :)
I just did a quick budget and realized that I have enough money to last me part way through December. After that I will be - how should I put this? Broke as hell. Le sigh grande. Guess it’s time to find a side hustle…