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Here are a few of my favorite online haunts:

REALTOR.ca
[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]

April 2, 2005:

It snowed last night and again today. The snow is beautiful. I have to admit it. But, not now please! I want spring to come.

My exam went well, at least I think it did. There is another person that has yet to confirm my assertion, the instructor. I should know by the end of April how it all went. It was an Internet thing, do it at your own speed, ending with one long exam that had to be written in person at a proctored site. It has to do with library work, although I hold out little hope of imminent employment in that field. The courses are expensive, so I have to wait for better times to take another.

April 6, 2005:

Attila started his new job this week. It is too early to tell how it will go, but so far so good.

Our relationship began running as it hit the ground. Two children at home, a Ph.D. under way and no money coming in. Responsibility was our mascot. We weathered it all, grateful for any time we had together.

Our mutual bout of unemployment this past winter, has also been our first opportunity to spend time together. Although plagued by worry, fear and stress, we have taken to each other.

I am of two minds today. I miss Attila. Time spent in my own company is deeply satisfying. The emotions involved are not well balanced, at this point. All will settle, in good time.

Soon enough, Mist and I will become accustomed to spending quiet hours together. It helps too, that we live in such a beautiful place. I can step out the door and be instantly lost to the landscape.

To occupy my mind, I have begun setting up MySQL databases and using PHP to develop web pages. I hope to learn a great deal, and to work on implementing some of my genealogical research on the Internet. And who knows, perhaps this site will get a facelift.

My web hosting situation has changed somewhat, in keeping with my diminished financial status. I hope that the changes aren't offensive, as they are necessary.



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Worldly Distractions

Snow and patches of grass.
Spring in the distance.



Airwaves
Aerial Boundaries
by Michael Hedges



Weather
16:12 EDT
Temp: 11`C
Humidity: 40%
Wind: E 11 km/h
Barometric: 102.0 kPa

Sunrise 6:48 AM EDT
Sunset 7:51 PM EDT
 

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Photography
Poetry
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 Peterme.com 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."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging


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