May 7, 2010

The Happy Wanderer



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]

I've been cleaning and cleaning. Heating with wood leaves a lot of dust on everything. There are places that haven't seen the duster since last summer. Shocking, and a bit disgusting too.

Then I thought I'd listen to a little music and got completley engrossed in the music I love, on youtube. I heard Ron Sexsmith play at open stages in Toronto, a truly great person and delightful artist. I hadn't heard him play live for years and then I stumbled into a recording of Ron Sexsmith and Dawn Kinnard playing a Dylan cover in London, England - magnificent!

I should bake bread today. Perhaps I will, perhaps I will not. I plan on wandering through the day, taking up tasks and laying them down in random patterns. It is a dangerous pleasure, to live without conscious intent. It is a day of indulgence.

The sun was shining this morning, but here it is nearly time for the midday meal and the clouds have taken over the sky. More rain, and perhaps even a little bit of snow on the way. The gardens appreciate all this sentimental weather. Whatever is good for the gardens is good for me.

This is a short entry, as I just felt like casting aside the cleaning rags and then I wandered onto this page.

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Worldly Distractions

Dandelion amidst the periwinkle
The Beautiful Intruder.

Talking with the Angel
Ron Sexsmith

On The Screen
Jeeves & Wooster
based on the writing of P. G. Wodehouse, with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie

"Where music dwells
Lingering and wandering on as loth to die,
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof
That they were born for immortality."
William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

11 C
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 11.0C
Dewpoint: 1.6C
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: 4 km/h

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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