June 17, 2008

Granny's Song



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]

"Oh we ain't got a barrel of money,
Maybe we're ragged and funny,
But we travel along singing our song,
side by side,
Oh we don't know what's coming tomorrow,
Maybe it's trouble and sorrow,
But we'll travel the road, sharing our load,
side by side"

Loved this song as a kid, played the old 78 on a wind up gramaphone in Granny's living room.

The current state of global economic affiars are my childhood dream come true.

Who says I'm not clairvoyant! Really, it seems nobody else but me saw this coming!

The ends are barely meeting these days, and worse is to come they say. We will though, all be side by side!

Terra and Lares dropped by over the weekend and gave Attila a hand with installing new deck posts. It was a job that really required an extra set of hands, and with help from Lares it was done and dusted in one afternoon. The weather was lovely, so we all enjoyed a nice visit to boot! Terra and Lares have a new car, one that gets excellent gas mileage. That should make travelling easier for them, in many ways.

Today I'm baking bread in the oven and a batch of granola in the crockpot.

My book, the genealogy tome I have researched and written for our dear friends Em and Henry, is almost ready to hit the press. Feels good, it really does, to have it so close to completion. I am waiting to hear if they want me to publish it and donate a copy to the North York Public Libary Canadiana collection. That would be more work, but definitely worth the time.

A few interesting sites have come to my attention while cruising around looking at links to recommend on Living Local. They aren't really directly related, but they are fun.


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"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

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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 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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