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My newest literacy endeavour

Guess who's learning Arabic? Since our Syrian refugee family arrived in Canada at the end of February, it's been frustrating to have to communicate through an interpreter, so a few weeks ago, three of us hired an Arabic speaker to teach us. Although we're also...

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David Bouchard

I had the pleasure of hearing David Bouchard speak last night at the Limestone Education Centre in Kingston. David is a highly sought-after Metis raconteur, author and literacy advocate, whom I had met several times in my role as an educator. I came across this event...

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NaNoWriMo

Every day so many things can interfere with time for writing. This month I hope to rekindle my daily writing habit by participating in our Writers’ Group’s own variation of NaNoWriMo. Watch for updates.

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Scent Free

With the car heater on, I felt the full effect of my repair work. I stank of Sharpie.

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Christmas in September?

As I approached Munro’s, I was shocked to see a Christmas tree being installed above the front door. What were they thinking! I’m accustomed to seeing holiday decorations sprouting up after Halloween, but today is September 15th!

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The Kensington

Weird expression, eyes closed, mouth open… It seems whenever someone takes pictures of me when I’m doing a presentation, they all have at least one of these features. Thank goodness for digital cameras and ‘delete’ buttons!

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My new bookmark

My new bookmark has had a lot of use. Thanks, Mireille Chiasson. The little turtle reminds me of the ones who plod up from the water to lay their eggs in our lawn each June.

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Drum Camp

Djembes, Ashikos, doumbeks, congas, tars, shekeres... last weekend had them all and more at the drum camp held at Camp Oconto on Eagle Lake, north of Kingston, Ontario. From Thursday afternoon to Sunday's closing circle, the days and nights were full of workshops,...

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