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My favourites

I wasn't sure what I was going to post here this time so I decided to keep it simple. I told myself  just talk about some of my all time favourite books. Books that I think are amazing reads, can't put em' downers. Those sorts of books. No need for long reviews... just a list and my opinion.  So here goes.

So you've been called for a job interview...Great! Now What!

So you've been called for an interview... Great!  Now What?

These are some hints on how to increase your chances of landing that job once you have been called in for an interview.

You should always do some background research into the company or organization.  Consider the following,

"Tis the Season...for Slow Cookers

There is nothing better than coming home after a long day at work and having dinner all ready - those yummy smells greeting you when you walk in the door. Although the slow cooker is great any time of year, I find it is usually the fall or winter when it gets the most use. At this time of year, if you're lke me, you come home only to grab a quick dinner so that you can head back out christmas shopping or attend a school concert.  Usually the speed of dinner reflects the nutritional value.

Fun For Kids (and Parents too!)

I've been thinking a lot lately about that big hockey fight that happened recently at a tournament in Guelph.  You may have heard about it.  Two teams of eight year old boys playing.  A brawl ensues on the ice, followed by a second one in the stands, as parents of the two teams started throwing around both insults and punches.  This is wrong in so many ways it's difficult to list them all.  First and foremost, a situation like this undermines the very nature of why kids play hockey (or for that matter, any other organized sport).

The Evergreen Award goes to...

The Birth House by Ami McKay

Set in rural Nova Scotia during World War I, this fabulous novel tells the story of 17-year-old Dora Rare who becomes an

Audio books, will travel

Travelling is yet another thing many families do during the holiday season and there is nothing more annoying than the radio fading in and out as your travel any great distance. Or worse, finding the 'right' station that will please everyone in the car!

Celebrate the Thames Update - Nov. 7, 2007

It’s been over a month now since many of us gathered together at the Landon Library to share ideas and enthusiasm about the Thames River Project.

As a reminder for those unable to join us that day, the purpose of our forum was to discuss the range of possibilities for a city-wide celebration of the Thames in 2008.

We propose to build a calendar of multidisciplinary events, activities and exhibits that will focus the community’s attention on the importance of the Thames River to Londoners. The celebration will run from March to June, 2008.

RSS ...what????

Have you heard the phrase RSS and wondered what it meant? Or looked on your favourite news site and seen a little graphic that looks like this

rss graphic

or like this


or like this

xml graphic

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and every time you see a button like this it means you can subscribe to the content.

So why would you want to do that?


Have you ever tried "googling" your research subject, and have been perplexed by the results?  Does the mere plethora of choice boggle the mind?  I recently stubbled upon a free web site that's trying to make sense out of online resources, one subject at a time.  It's called intute!


Heading south for the winter?

With the strong value of the Canadian dollar, more and more people are considering spending time in the southern climes during the winter months.