There’s something about Mary . . . Walsh, that is

Mary Walsh is one of my favourite people in the media. On Monday night I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at the Bluma Appel Theatre in the Toronto Reference Library. The library has an ongoing program of speakers and events that are enormously interesting and they’re free. Interviewed by Toronto Star’s Richard Ouzounian, Mary reminisced about her childhood, her start in the entertainment business and (more…)

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Only the strong survive – or do they?

I had just finished ordering Malcom Gladwell’s new book, David & Goliath from Chapters on-line (taking advantage of a 40% discount) when I decided to check out Geoff Smith’s blog. Geoff is the President & CEO of my former alma mater, EllisDon Corporation and his blogs are always insightful and inspiring. Both Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell and Geoff Smith have addressed a subject (more…)

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Memoirs of a teenage carhop

“Help me Rhonda, help help me Rhonda . . .”  Songs have a special way of transporting us back to the time and place when they were part of our everyday lives. Hear a certain song, close your eyes and you’re drifting along in a time and place many years ago. You remember what you were doing and where you were. Maybe you were (more…)

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New and improved

31235531I didn’t think it was possible but my Mississauga Library card (mentioned in an earlier “My Favourite Things” post) just got even better. Using the Zinio app I can now download magazines – free!!  For someone who subscribes to 17 magazines a month, that’s a very big deal. While it’s tempting to let some of my subscriptions lapse, there’s nothing like being able to (more…)

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A woman’s prayer

The other day I was cleaning things out and came across this prayer I had put on the wall of my office back when I was doing the corporate thing and I would wrap my desk in yellow CAUTION tape when I was having a bad day. It still makes me smile. Dear Lord: So far today, I am doing all right. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes and I…

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