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EVENTS: City of Pickering: SPOTLIGHT SERIES - Trans, queer, homo? Many labels for a variety of people. Grab a drink, pull up a chair and learn more about the world around you. Continue reading
From NAKINA...: June 1 – nuthin’ ’bout June being Seniors month - Taking flack from many directions, but that's ok because it's SENIORS MONTH and criticizing an old guy is fair game...but just for 3 more weeks! I Happened To Run Into....a regular reader early last week who (rather bluntly)… Continue reading
RICHARD's desk: Whitby Public Library – an outstandingly positive experience - I just engaged with the Whitby Public Library. It has been the most positive technological experience I have had throughout this entire COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. First, when you enter the Whitby Public Library site at WhitbyPL you have… Continue reading
WRITERS' TIPS: Fallis on publishing and story planning - Terry Fallis has been with an established publisher since day 1 of his publishing. Read why he feels association with an established publishing house is more beneficial for writers than self-publishing.   1. What are your thoughts regarding self-publishing… Continue reading
WRITERS' TIPS: A gem of a website for writers: advice, information, ideas and more: WRITER’S DIGEST - Here's a website that's a must for writers. WRITER'S DIGEST is a treasure trove of tips, advice, information and assistance to writers of every level, every experience. Explore the site to find all kinds of information that is… Continue reading
WRITERS' TIPS: TUCKER on the responsibilities of a self-publisher - The responsibilities behind self-publishing go beyond just writing a polished and refined manuscript. Proper, professional and quality editing must be considered as important as the writing itself. The Responsibilities of a Self-PublisherBy Sheila E. Tucker Fifteen years ago—way… Continue reading
EVENTS: City of Pickering: SPOTLIGHT SERIES – Dementia and Alzheimers - Register for this SPOTLIGHT SERIES event which will be a talk regarding DEMENTIA and ALZHEIMERS. Phone 905.420.4660 Ext. 2080 Continue reading
LINKS TO AUTHORS: Terry FALLIS – humorist - One must work with great care managing Terry Fallis photos as he has an identical twin, Tim and telling them apart is the challenge of a lifetime.   Continue reading
MEET THE AUTHOR: Terry FALLIS – humorist - A few years ago, I attended a 'meet the author' event at the Blum Arpel Library of Toronto. I had been invited to the event by the well-known Canadian humorist Terry Fallis.  The conference hall was lively with… Continue reading
RICHARD reads reviews: Where the crawdads sing, DELIA OWENS - Some readers may predict the outcome of the novel, but none will reach a consensus to the dilemma Owens presents in her bestseller.SynopsisFor years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the… Continue reading
CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 update: DIY FACE MASKS - DIY Face Mask – How to Make a Face Mask by Cailey Johanna Thiessen No matter where you live, you’re living through a pandemic. As Covid-19 continues to spread, you’ve probably been spending a lot more time at home.… Continue reading
JUST MY OPINION...: May 26 – Shopping in the pandemic times - To be sure, these are trying times for every segment of society. Trying times call for trying measures to keep people safe, but at the same time to slowly open up businesses to restart the economy to some… Continue reading
BOOK SHOPPE: Howard PELL – fitness for the ages - Howard PELL practices what he preaches and preaches what he practices. Read his books on improving and maintaining your fitness. PELL's books are available at: VOLUMES and CHAPTERS/INDIGO Continue reading
WRITERS' TIPS: PELL on self-publishing - Pell on Self-Publishing: 1) Find someone to help. In Kitchener, Ontario I used Volumes. They will sell your physical book (no e-books) on their web site for a far-smaller commission than the big guys. They won't discount the… Continue reading