Monday Musings: Slowness

Why has the pleasure of slowness disappeared?

10 Reasons to Rediscover the Local Library

If you’ve visited a local library recently, you probably noticed that there is no shortage of people checking out their local branch. Yet I am still amazed at how many people I know who don’t go to the library – ever.

Writing Competition for Older Teenagers

Following in the footsteps of the Keats-Shelley Prize, Young Romantics is a new competition available for writers between ages 16 and 18 who would like to enter their poems and short stories. (Maximum 20 lines for poems and 1,000 words for short stories.) Each work should be inspired by the Romantic poets and refer to the theme this year – Lost Angels.

Raffi and Jian Gohmeshi Discuss Social Media

When I heard that the Jian Gohmeshi and Raffi sat down for an interview my first thought was “sweet!”.

Rediscovering TED Talks

When I first discovered TED talks online, I used to watch them a lot. In the last few months – perhaps even well over a year – I’ve forgotten about them.

Word on The Street - Vancouver

This weekend across Canada Canadians are celebrate Culture Days.  Here in Vancouver you can attend the free Word on the Street Festival . Word on the Street If you haven’t got hold of a Word on the Street brochure (and if you’ve never been), you might not feel particularly inspired to go downtown for this [...]

True Friendship

During the month that I graduated from high school, a friend of mine at the girls school I had attended wrote a letter to me.  In it she shared a poem she had written based on what she had learned from our friendship.  Recently I found it tucked away in a box of letters and [...]

Do Your Children Love Books?

The other day three new books arrived at our house by international post from the United Kingdom.  It was such a significant event in our day that our toddler figured out how to tell us, later on, that the books had arrived in the mail.  We retrieved the package and marveled again over how they had arrived. [...]

Should Canadian Families Move to Denmark?

If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should move to Denmark. If you have ever been to Denmark, or know how issues such as access to early childhood education are addressed there,  this saying will speak to you. Forget Occupy Vancouver, the Occupy movement and their 99% slogan for just a moment.  Discussions [...]

Tell me a story

If you are looking for a unique, handmade gift, 3H Craftworks is the perfect destination.  Since 1966 this society has been creating opportunities for adults who are unable to find or maintain employment in other types of jobs.  The 3H Craftworks craft therapy programme offers opportunites to support increased self esteem and helps develop skills. [...]

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