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Of Rob Ford and first world problems…

Okay, I’m going out on a limb here and saying, “Yes, I did vote for Rob Ford, and No, I’m not surprised his popularity went up, and …wait for it…I’ll probably vote for him again if there’s no better alternative.” Maybe it’s a sign of how cynical we’ve gotten about our politicians that his popularity […]

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Interesting evening…

Tonight I went to the Stubbs Memorial Lecture at the Lillian H. Smith Library and it was very interesting to say the least! Lois Lowry was fascinating! But it was too bad the organizers decided to set up the room lengthwise! It was a long tunnel of a room and she was at the very […]

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Freebies and Marketing…

I was corresponding with an old friend of mine and she sent me a link to a blogpost about an author visiting a school and not even being recompensed for her time and effort and my friend expressed alarm because I’d put up those youtube videos as free resources for educators on my youtube channel […]

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Small town bureaucracy!!! Aaaargh!

Went up to Newmarket this morning for a presentation sponsored by Weaving Words festival. Weaving Words is storytelling festival taking place just north of Toronto on Sept. 29th. Free to all! And they invited me! Well to promote it, they asked me to do a storytelling session at the Newmarket Public Library! Newmarket is a […]

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I received this notice in several different languages from the organizers of the Kanoon festival that I attended last February in Tabriz, Iran. They asked me to spread the word. If you can’t read it, it says the festival is being held on the 14-15th of September, this year in Isfahan. Anyone interested should mail […]

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My first video tutorial…

Well I did it. Jumped right in! And dang it’s a little rough, but it’ll do the job. Just thought with how busy teachers are, doing a video tutorial talking about how they can use Big Red Lollipop in their classrooms to teach point of view would be very helpful. So here it is. I’m […]

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One more presentation left…

Phew! What a year it’s been. I’m exhausted! Doesn’t help that I started a new diet this week. I’ve been struggling along on limited rations, and it’s affected my speech patterns I swear! But then anything can affect your speech patterns. Lack of sleep, distractions like noisy special needs kids, all kinds of things can […]

What with the wonders of modern travel, I’m writing this on the plane back from Istanbul. Still trying to digest what happened in Kapadokya. The last evening we were in Kapadokya, which is a wonderful little area where the people have carved their houses in granite chimneys formed 25 million years ago by volcanic action. […]

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Further adventures in Turkey…

Hubby said I should fix my first post from here to indicate that yes, indeed, I’ve been talking about Turkey, but I can’t be bothered, so I’ll just mention it now. I’m writing this from Turkey. It certainly isn’t what I expected! Our guide is a petite lady with pretty good English, very secular, and […]

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Omigosh! Today I was invited to do some entertaining at the Islamic Society of North America (Canada) conference. So I dragged myself down to Mississauga. Before my gig in the children’s program I took a breath and went through the bazaar and the weirdest thing! I met Farkhanda! I’d been thinking of her for ages! […]

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