September 14, 2001

Day of Mourning



Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:
[This is the site I visit to fantasize about living in Toronto again, which is almost every single day during the winter]

Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts
[This is where I visit in the morning, when I need a positive spin on things past, present and future.]

Living Local
[This is where I go to see what Canadians are up to, sometimes I even buy things from the businesses listed there.]

Environment Canada Weather
[This is the site I visit every morning, and before every road trip during the winter]

Today Canadians share a day of mourning for the victims of the attacks on the US. Today my candles will burn and my tears will fall.

``We join all civilized nations in pledging our complete support in the days to come and our full co-operation in bringing those who have committed this awful crime to justice,''
Chretien [Canada's Prime Minister] at a news conference.

I have been corresponding with relatives and loved ones in both Canada and the US since Tuesday and have ascertained that they have not been directly affected. Our lives have been changed by the events on Tuesday and I hope that we will remain connected and strong in the days to come.

I feel there is something I can do. I plan to be tolerant, gentle, and kind to those around me, yet vigilant and aware that actions speak louder than words. I plan to listen carefully to what our leaders are saying and to avoid engaging in or listening to fruitless analysis based on limited information. In my case, such analysis heightens emotion, obscures the heart, and reduces the ability to act. I will remain ready to act and pray that it will not be necessary to do so...

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Worldly Distractions

9:17 AM DST
Temp: 10` C
Humidity: 66%
Wind: N 9 km/h
Barometric:103.0 kPa

Sunrise 7:03 AM DST
Sunset 7:36 PM DST
It is raining in New York City this morning.

Page by Page: A Woman's Journal
by Maggie Turner

Canadian Maggie Turner writes and publishes poetry, photography, and a personal journal online. Her work reflects the current way of life in Canada, embracing Canada's past, present, and future in a unique portrayal of everyday life. Maggie's voice is one of the many that actively depict the rich diversity of Canadian culture.

Photography: "a term which comes from the Greek words photos (light) and graphos (drawing). A photograph is made with a camera by exposing film to light in order to create a negative. The negative is then used in the darkroom to print a photograph (positive) onto light-sensitive paper.
Source: University of Arizona Glossary

Poetry: "a form of speech or writing that harmonizes the music of its language with its subject. To read a great poem is to bring out the perfect marriage of its sound and thought in a silent or voiced performance. At least from the time of Aristotle's Poetics, drama was conceived of as a species of poetry."
Source: Creative Studios

Journal: " "Though a journal may be many things - a treasury, a storehouse, a jewelry box, a laboratory, a drafting board, a collector's cabinet, a snapshot album, a history, a travelogue..., a letter to oneself - it has some definable characteristics. It is a record, an entry-book, kept regularly, though not necessarily daily.... Some (entries) will be nearly illegible, written in the dark in the middle of the night.... Not only is it a record for oneself, but of oneself. Every memorable journal, any successful journal, is honest. Nothing sham, phony, false...." (Dorothy Lambert from Ken Macrorie's book, Writing to be Read )
A journal is a way to keep track of your thoughts about what you read... as well as what you did on any given day."
Source: Journal Writing

A Blog is an online journal created by server side software, often hosted by a commercial interest.

"The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger[4] on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May 1999.[5][6][7] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used "blog" as both a noun and verb ("to blog," meaning "to edit one's weblog or to post to one's weblog") and devised the term "blogger" in connection with Pyra Labs' Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms."

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