March 14, 2005

Happy Day



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]

"There, that's better," says the old woman as she pulls me up from my knees and brushes the ice and snow from the hem of my coat.

"That was a nasty fall, you would best avoid the ice dear," she tells me.

"Avoid the ice," I answer, "yes it is best to avoid the ice."

The old woman speaks of the ice underfoot. I speak of the psychic ice that covers even the best of intentions, with a layer slick and slippery.

Maggie Turner Journal

Do you ever talk to yourself? Are you kind? What does it sound like?

Maggie Turner Journal

My grandmother was married at her parent's home, May of 1929. Within five months the world these newlyweds lived in dove head first into an economic depression. What they did with their lives remains a beacon of sanity in mine.

My daughter Luna married in August of 2001. In September the world these newlyweds lived in dove into war. What will they do with their lives?

There are two stories here. I have a bit part in both of them. Viva la vanity press.

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I have been sinking my teeth into the technical once again. Curious about the RSS feed stuff, I decided that I would follow the pack and syndicate my site. I think I have succeeded. Fun to play with anyway. The icon that says XML, near the bottom of this page, will take you to my RSS feed file. [abanonded this idea1) Not so interesting in a web browser, but kinda neat when viewed in an RSS newsreader.

The RSS reader is a program installed on your computer, that lets you read the RSS feed files that some people have created for their web sites (mine is You need to type in the URL for the specific RSS feed file, and it will go and pick up the info and display it for you. I am using a Mac RSS reader, NetNewsWire Lite. A Windows user could try FeedDemon. There are other ways to approach the RSS files, but others have explained this better than I ever could! RSS for Journalists is an informative article on the subject.

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March Icicles

Recipe for Kate!
Granola - Crockpot
from Myron on the Beach 5 cups rolled oats NOT instant
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup salad oil

Place oats, honey and oil in the crockpot, mix well. Cook on low,stirring every half-hour or so until dry and golden, about 3 hours or so. Keep lid propped open while crocking; I use a chopstick. When cool, mix in raisins, nuts, etc. Store in air-tight canister.

(Add ins: raisins, coconut, nuts, seeds, etc.)
Per Recipe: 2552 Calories; 80g Fat (27% calories from fat); 65g Protein; 411g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 23mg Sodium

15:00 EST
Temp: -2`C
Humidity: 46%
Wind: NW 19 km/h
Barometric: 101.87 kPa
Sunrise 6:31 AM EST
Sunset 6:22 PM EST

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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