Category: Musings

Mar 18 2013

Saint Mom

Parents, especially Moms, live by the rule \”Do as I say, not as I do\”. Sadly, essentially 100% of them truly believe that they do not. About Pat Kelly Musician and songwriter extraordinaire living the suburban life in Brooklin, Ontario, with a lot of females (human and feline) and no other males to share his …

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Feb 04 2013

The Life and Times of the Canadian Penny

I stumbled across this infographic from the Royal Canadian Mint and just had to share it. Life and Times of CDN penny On March 4, 2012, the Mint struck its last penny for distribution. After their coffers are emptied of our cooper friend, there will be no more pennies for the Mint to distribute to …

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Jan 31 2013

Inclusive and Diverse in My City and My World

A person once told, on his first visit to Toronto, that he was not a fan of my city. The pace was too fast. It was too crowded with people. And it was \”too diverse\”. Too diverse. To each his own. In my opinion, the world is diverse; I want my city to be so …

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Jan 26 2013

Overcharged? Get it for FREE!

There is a little known fact that I need to share with you. This “little known fact” I actually thought was well known until my friend @beaskneas pointed out that she felt she had very little knowledge about the details or its breadth. What am I talking about? The Scanning Code of Practice; a voluntary …

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Nov 23 2012

Penguin Books delivers!

  On Tuesday, Nov 20 I entered a contest via Twitter with Penguin Books. Lucky me, this time I won! One thing I enjoy about winning a prize is that typically, by the time of arrival at my house, such a long time has passed that it feels like winning all over again. With Penguin, …

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Nov 19 2012

Barack Obama Wins Second Term as President of USA

The most exciting and globally engaging story so far of November 2012 has been the Presidential Election in the United States. Being a Canadian, obviously I was not allowed to vote, but many of us here supported Obama in spirit. (Actually, many of us here supported Obama with financial contributions as well.) There are a …

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Oct 31 2012

Ghastly terrors on Hallowe\’en await me

Ahhh Hallowe\’en. Every kid\’s fantasy holiday where the only goal is to amass as much free candy into your pillow case as possible, and then into your gullet! Each October 31st, like all those no longer taking children out Trick or Treating, you spend your evening answering the door every few minutes. There is always …

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Oct 14 2012

Chuck Hughes

Thanks to Chapters Indigo\’s Green Room Event Twitter folks running amazing contests, in May 2012, I was lucky enough to have a Meet & Greet with Chuck Hughes. It was a Mother\’s Day promotion and truly I ruled in the gift department by taking my Mom there. Chuck Hughes is the owner of two restaurants …

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Oct 06 2012

CJA

Not to belittle or devalue the upstanding and very helpful organizations of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), or SA (Shopaholics Anonymous), I think there is a good cause for a Contest Junkies Anonymous. Granted, this would be for people that place contest seeking and entry activities importance far above that of their families, jobs …

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Oct 05 2012

Where has my website been all this time?

Just starting out (again for the too-many-to-count time) and hoping to be a regular contributor to the noise on the net. We shall see!

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