May 28, 2010




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]

Not much in the way of excitement going on here. Annie is back online after the major home renovation in England, and it is nice to be hearing from her regularly again. Steve Paul is playing in Toronto, but we are working that day and cannot attend. It is nice to receive news on when and where he is playing, because we never know when we will be able to get away.

Attila and I made a quick trip to town to go for a walk on Wednesday evening. We stopped for ice cream and watched the sunset over the water, after we had strolled up and down the length of the boardwalk. While in town we found some healthy looking tomato plants, which we planted in pots and now they've made their way onto the deck. We have only to create our homemade rain barrel to complete our deck garden. For the moment I am using well water from the kitchen tap to water the plants, but that is not a practical or wise long term solution. A rain barrel will be just the thing.

I have three hours of work on Saturday morning, Attila will work most of the day. Then we have Sunday off together, and we are both looking forward to that. We plan on having one day off work every week this summer.

As Attila was getting into the car this morning to leave for work, a female deer bounded down the road at the end of driveway and then veered off towards the waterfront. She is just the type of visitor that makes a ground level garden impractical.

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Worldly Distractions

Deck Garden in Pots
The Deck Garden

"Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth."
Benjamin Disraeli
(1804 - 1881)

25 C
Condition: Sunny
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 25.0C
Dewpoint: 11.4C Humidity: 42 %
Wind: 9 km/h
Humidex: 27


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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