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December 30, 2008

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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 telephones are still out, so we have no Internet connection. The cell phone is working fine though, so communication is possible if needed.

We still have our power, although from time to time it flickers and fades.

Last night we had high winds and blowing snow, about four inches of snow. It was a good night to be sitting before a roaring fire with a book and good company. Mist loves the weather, as it means I am usually sitting somewhere near and a lap is almost always available.

Since we have power, at least for the moment, projects are possible. I am pressing the new crockpot into service to cook some pinto beans, which I had soaked overnight. Our vintage crockpot is sitting on the other counter, having its way with granola.

Last night I used the pressure cooker to cook a good portion of squash, which I will make into a Squash Soup for lunch today.

Not much else going on, since I cannot communicate with the outside world but for emergencies.

To say the weather is tiresome is an understatement.



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RECIPES :: Cast

Wordly Distractions



Airwaves
Ariel Boundaries
by Michael Hedges



By The Easy Chair
Outlander
by Diana Gabaldon



Quote
"People will buy all kinds of stuff, including shit (being literal here) but not snow, which is considerably more beautiful!"
Derek Currie



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Sunny
Temperature: -2 C
 

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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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