March 4, 2010

Winge Binge



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]

Today has been quite a day. My horoscope said it was to be a day to "let go of nagging concerns", and I have had many, many opportunities to identify just what those nagging concerns might be.

I just received news that long time friend has passed. It was a good passing, gentle and full of love, what we all hope for. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Some jarring news on the web site development front, quite unexpected and and a bit of a setback. Still, you live and learn and then you... move on...

My last pay packet did not reimburse me for all the hours I had worked. I'll be waiting for two weeks to receive those wages... moving on...

Hey, this is turning into a winge binge... moving on...

Attila and I are enjoying the bright sunshine and mild (5C) daytime temperatures. At night it is still very cold,-12C. This is good sugar making weather, maple syrup that is.

The snow is melting, melting, melting. I know we will have another snow storm, or even another few weeks of snow storms, but this does not prevent me from enjoying the sunshine while we have it.

Last night I fried up the last of the pickerel we caught on a fishing trip to the Hudson Bay Lowlands. I love pickerel. I fried it in olive oil and butter, adding lots of chopped garlic. The garlic gets all crunchy and brown, just the way we like it.

I've been working, working, working away at my genealogy project. It is extremely time consuming, with several thousand people I'm researching. Births, marriages, deaths, census listings and any other primary source I can get my hands on; I am checking them all to glean information for my pending book.

I've put on a few (2 or 3) pounds over the winter. I feel lucky to have managed to control the winter weight gain, as I'm very inactive during the winter months and usually gain a lot more than a few pounds.

Mist is actually complaining about TOO WARM! Between our masonry fireplace and the bright sunshine, we have more than enough warmth, even for Mist's taste.

All is well here, we are healthy and surviving, that's the basics well covered.

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Worldly Distractions

Pink cyclamen in bloom.

On The Screen
The Man Who Fell To Earth
David Bowie

"Nae man can tether time or tide."
Robert Burns

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Pressure: 101.9 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 0.0C
Dewpoint: -8.0C
Humidity: 55 %
Wind: N 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -3

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 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."

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