Wednesday
August 1, 2007

Hoping for Rain

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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]

The water pump is still unreliable. While Attila was at home, last night and this morning, I did manage to get a flush for the toilet and to get a sink full of hot soapy water to wash up yesterday’s dishes. So, the bathroom is sweetly scented and the kitchen is clean as a whistle. So far, so good.

Attila has setup our rain barrel, ready for the next downpour. That should provide adequate water for the garden and outdoor use. If need be, we can always take our water jugs down to the bay for river water, or to the public taps for drinking water.

Today will be hot and humid, and tomorrow even more so, although thunderstorms should block the sun for at least part of Thursday. Attila sets out fresh in the morning and returns for lunch drenched and near exhaustion. After a nourishing meal and a bit of a sit-down, off he goes to finish off his working day. The weather report calls for somewhat cooler weather on Friday, I just hope it arrives as predicted.

I received news today from Annie in England that, although living in a compromised area, she and the estimable Frank were not badly affected by the recent floods. Attila and I hope one day to have the funds for a visit. I do get to see her though, when she and her husband, a treasure of a man, visit her family in Canada.

This summer has provided me with a welcome opportunity to revisit my past, accept my present and look to my future. To do this honestly requires great courage and much humility.



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Worldly Distractions

maple trees
Side of the Road



Quotes
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
from Illusions
by Richard Bach

" ...not being known doesn't stop truth from being true"
from There's No Such Place As Far Away
by Richard Bach



Weather
Sunny
Temp 30°C
Press 101.5 kPa
Visibility 15 km
Humidity 49 %
Humidex 36
Dewpoint 18°C
Wind WNW 9 km/h
 

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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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