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My daughter has the honour of being born on April 22nd, Earth Day. It is the one day each year when I am reminded that we are all responsible for the care of our great planet and I need to start getting serious about it. Recycling and composting are very much a part of our lives in 2008 and Tryit recycling in London does their part by offering Compost Value Day. For just a few dollars you can purchase mulch for your garden that is made up of city materials composted throughout the year.

A summer wind blew into the Wolf Performance Hall this week. The London Jazz Orchestra delighted concert-goers with many Big Band, Swing and Jazz favourites, including Frank Sinatra's Summer Wind (sung by 18 year old Tony de Luca).  Dont miss their next show! The 18 piece stage band, under the direction of Ralph de Luca, will be performing at the Wortley Roadhouse on Thursday, June 12. Show time is 8 p.m.

Recently, we got a request from a customer who wanted us to recommend an MP3 player for her to buy for her mother. Unfortunately, we can’t recommend commercial products. However, since we do offer a downloadable audiobook service that most people use with an MP3 player, it makes sense for us to help people find a player that will meet their needs.

 

What is an MP3 player?

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This week is Pause to Play.  A project sponsored by the Middlesex Health Unit and supported by libraries and schools that asks kids to take a week away from the screen and get active.  Although the message isn't exactly about Media Literacy, there is something to be said about taking time away from the computer and television to enjoy the Spring weather and family activities.  I don't think we realize how much time we (or our kids) spend surfing the net and watching the tube.  Perhaps it is time to not only sp

Rowan Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury (not Mr. Bean, that would be Rowan Atkinson) has been called "the most important" and "the best" Christian thinker in the West. He is certainly one of the most controversial.

Looking for something to read? Why not try some award winning books? The Writers' Trust of Canada has honoured eight Canadian authors with awards that saw almost $125,000 in prize money handed out at a ceremony in Toronto. Here are the 2008 winners:

Writers' Trust Fiction Prize:  Lawrence Hill, for The Book of Negroes 

bookcover image  "Every man looks at his woodpile with a kind of affection."  Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, wrote few more charming sentences than this one.  The man and his woodpile, modestly iconic, suggest a life of pleasurable striving in a homespun utopia -- or so I imagined during an adolescence given over to the teachings of this nineteenth century transcendental hippie.

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Not long after becoming a parent I realized the hospital forgot to send home a blue print along with my daughter. My husband and I were on our own. Suddenly this newborn was putting our theories on parenting to the test. That was just the first month. And like most new parents, just as we thought we mastered one stage, we had to adapt to another.

The Internet has greatly influenced how organizations advertise their job openings and locate potential candidates to fill them.  Companies may use the Internet as a recruitment tool.  You can use the Internet to visit a company's web site, find their job postings, and explore how the organization guides you to apply for an opening.

bookcover image  "Every man looks at his woodpile with a kind of affection."  Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden and Civil Disobedience, wrote few more charming sentences than this one.  The man and his woodpile, modestly iconic, suggest a life of pleasurable striving in a homespun utopia -- or so I imagined during an adolescence given over to the teachings of this nineteenth century transcendental hippie.