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H-Bday 2 U!

Txting 20 yrs old 2day!
(See weekend Globe and Mail…)

Celebr8!

Celebr8!

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

Happy Birthday Mr. Dressup!

Thanks to today’s “Google Doodle”, I was reminded that today would have been Mr. Dressup’s 85th birthday. If you are a Canadian of a certain age, Ernie Coombs’ beloved character–along with friends Casey and Finnegan–was an essential part of your childhood. I found this tribute to him on YouTube

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

November changes…

From sniffing snow on the wind…

From Friday~
Was out for a walk on the trail with The Jerse the other day; it was truly November: grey, cold, with a promise of snow to come…

To Saturday~
A bit of blue sky and a skiff of snow…

To sniffing first snow…

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

If you’re looking for a new read…

…then this weekend’s Globe and Mail is a good place to start: from graphic novels, to Canadian fiction; from poetry to non-fiction, the Globe’s annual “Top 100” titles list offers something for everyone (on your list)!

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

Anybody got a Twoonie?

For or a little more info, check out today’s Globe and Mail: Biblio-Mat: For $2, a new invention for old books“.

(I think it’s time for a little trip to Toronto!)

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

…and what’s on your shelf?

From “Naked Lunch” to “Trainspotting”, “Alias Grace” to “The Bell Jar”…hmmm, wonder what that says about me? Perhaps not the best time for psychoanalysis…

What does a your personal library say about you? Or about anyone else for that matter–say, Malcolm Gladwell or Stephanie Meyer or Tony Hawk? Well then, check out this weekend’s Globe and Mail  for an excerpt on the recently published “My Ideal Bookshelf” by Jane Mount.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Random stuff...

 

It’s November and that means….

…the annual Maclean’s 2013 University Rankings are out! I started my undergrad at McGill in 1989 (sigh…I know…). I was under the impression that was the first year that Maclean’s began it’s yearly foray into post-secondary assessment. However, I stand corrected: according to the note from the editors, 1991 was the inaugural year.

It’s funny how alumnae allegiance works. Over the years, McGill has often stood, if not top of the heap, pretty darn close. Does it matter to me that McGill only ranks highly in the post-grad medical/doctoral categories? Me, whose undergrad time at McGill was spent in the Arts Building (primarily in Moyse Hall–the theatre)? Not a bit. I still take solace and pride in the fact that McGill has the reputation it has even if as an arts undergrad I would probably have been better served by a smaller comprehensive school.

Why? Because not only did I get to go to McGill, I got to experience Montreal…need I say more?

By the way, after you check out your school’s ranking there’s an interesting article on teaching and learning (including the use of technology) in the post-secondary environment: “Is big bad and small good?“.

Check it out…

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in 9751 stuff..., Random stuff..., Teacher stuff...