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
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
[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]
In keeping with the one-foot-in-front-of-the-other-and-keep-moving
philosophy, my morning has been a busy one.
I have an envelope addressed and ready to
send to the Legal Deposit department at Library
and Archives Canada.
This particular project was a very positive
experience. I researched, wrote and published
a book on the family history of nearby friends.
The work was commissioned and permission
given to publish the material. An original
copy resides with the family and the revised
and published version has received a ISBN
number, is catalogued with the government
and finally a copy will be sent to the government
of Canada for Legal Deposit.
Although my published work is obscure and
of interest to few, I find it very rewarding.
I now have two publications deposited with
Library and Archives Canada, listed with
AMICUS. One submitted on my behalf by the
University and the other I have just submitted
on my own behalf. One is under my previous
name, the other my current name.
I also have a publication residing at the
Library of Congress, at their request and
invitation, under my previous name. That
invitation was the highlight of my academic
career, as it was unsought by myself.
That invitation meant more to me than any
of the awards,
papers published, sessions chaired or scholarships
for achievement in my CV. I was the sole
author of the publication, the research was
unique and original. A version had appeared
earlier in an adjudicated academic journal
Fortunately, these works cannot be removed
from North America's great libraries by
small-minded, insular political machinations.
And if that is a fantasy, I'm keeping it.
More recently, I researched, wrote and had
published in an online encyclopedia, a short
piece on a Canadian celebrity. I worked with
a wonderful editor. This genre of writing
was new to me; I learned a lot and enjoyed
myself at the same time!
I'll be off to the Post Office later this
morning to purchase the postage and mail
the family history book to Legal Deposit.
Today's bread is on the first rise.
I will have the baking completed before the
heat of the day sets in. The weather report
calls for heat and humidity. It has been
a very cool summer up till now, so if we
have a heat wave it will be our first for
Attila and I did go blueberry picking in
the hills yesterday evening. They were at
their peak, ripe and plump and juicy.
We picked another two pounds, enjoyed the
view and got a bit of exercise hiking at
the same time.
Every day something will offer itself as
|RECIPES :: Cast
Still trying to remember to buy new camera batteries!
"As night the life-inclining stars best
So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose."
George Chapman (1559?–1634)
Wind: SE 11km/h
Relative Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 102.33 kPa
Visibility: 14.0 km