This year has been a great one for Donna Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
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No one can predict the end of the world. I do not fully understand people who believe that 2012 will really be the end of the world. I have heard this talk before. Read the rest of this entry »
JANET JACKSON HITS NO.1 ON BILLBOARD DANCE/CLUB PLAY SONGS CHART WITH NEW SINGLE “MAKE ME”
It’s official! Every song on Janet’s “Number Ones” is a number one hit! Janet’s newest single “Make Me” has shot to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Dance/Club Play charts. Billboard hails the track as “Janet’s best dance song in years.” Read the rest of this entry »
Here is a delightful video of the music of Pachelbel. Please visit the website.
Using a unique style of story-telling techniques from the pages of one of my journals, I write about the day-to-day life of running your own teaching and writing business.
I discovered something that can make you feel like a star.
I was on the computer last night, just after finishing a conversation with a friend and client of mine I am doing editing for her first book. I popped into my computer a CD that I borrowed from the Toronto Public Library. The CD was a Michael Bublé one with the song “Come Fly With Me” on it. Read the rest of this entry »
The iPod piece which I originally wrote and had remixed for public radio a while back will now be published by an academic journal shortly. Since in the original I had included various commercial music snippets, I decided to record an edited version of my original piece again as it would have taken too long and/or it would have been too tedious a process to get music clearance for it. After discussing it with friends of mine trained in (and about to get trained in IP) Law, it made good sense to create yet another version of a remix. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re at the store. I get a sensorial overload from all the Christmas displays and turn to my iPhone for a visual break. My apps are all familiar to me, at least, and they never overwhelm me. Shopping’s overwhelming. I remember telling a friend of mine that, back in college, when I’d go out shopping with my close friends I’d manage to write a whole paper in my head during the time it took them to find what they were looking for at Banana Republic. Back to the store. I start texting. Read the rest of this entry »
The holiday season is underway and I have received a very special treat from one of my colleagues at Seneca College. Here it is:
It is a Charlie Brown Dance. May you enjoy all your moments of dance this Holiday Season.
Abba taught me a lesson this week. Read the rest of this entry »
I have a new book called Old Romance. You can buy it at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. for $16.99. There is also a sale this month to get 20 per cent off when you enter the code HOHOHO. It is also available on Amazon Kindle.
It is a book about past romances I have had written in a creative non-fiction format. You will enjoy it.
It is a rather difficult task to pick the best albums of the year as I listen to a whole lot of music. However, here I go. Some of these musicians unfortunately do not get much (or enough) commercial radio time. However, they’re all brilliant performers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Kirk Verner
It was a wondrous Sunday afternoon in the middle of August when I was graciously given the opportunity to ride my very first horse. I remember being young, fearless, a cowboy for a day. Read the rest of this entry »
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Independent piece Dec. 5, 2007
By Roselyn Kelada-Sedra
Last Refuge of the Vaguely Talented: Interview with Paul Wells
With his words strewn all over the floor, I wait for the phone to ring. Today, I interview Paul Wells, columnist for Maclean’s, author of the bestseller Right Side Up, former political beat-writer for the National Post and altogether brilliant journalist. Anticipation has been building since I first made the contact, and I’m officially daunted. Read the rest of this entry »
All the Goliaths against the Davids: The Benefits and Burdens of a Merger Between Ticketmaster and Live NationIn Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2009 at 5:31 AM
By: Alex Young
Ticketmaster is the single largest concert ticket printer and ticket distributor in North America. The company’s control over the market for tickets to musical performances, sporting events and live comedy is unparalleled. Other than the short-lived anti-industrial revolutionary protest against Ticketmaster that was spear-headed by Pearl Jam in 1995, there has not been any large scale protest against the choke-hold Ticketmaster has over live entertainment in North America, until now. Read the rest of this entry »
Donna Kakonge’s books are now on Amazon Kindle. You can choose from a selection of 29 books. Check it out at Amazon Kindle today! The website for the store is: http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store-ebooks-newspapers-blogs/b?ie=UTF8&node=133141011.
Buy one paperback book and get shipping free. Buy at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Use the code MAILSHIP1.
Don’t forget to join us tonight, Dec 7 @ 6.30 PM, for a special Mantra meditation workshop with our visiting guest and travelling monk His Grace Vaisesika Dasa who has been practicing Kirtan Yoga for over 35 years. Join us for soul stirring Kirtan – It is a must have musical meditation event of the year! Don’t forget the yummy feast that awaits you. Check details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/index.php?d=current&p=current&event=miEvent2 Read the rest of this entry »
I am someone who loves self-publishing. I have spent this entire weekend, with the exception of a bit of marking, expanding my self-publishing pool. Read the rest of this entry »
It is interesting that around this time of year, many people start to think about how they treat one another. It’s the holiday season and good cheer is supposed to be the norm. This is the not the case for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »
TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ – As the anniversary to commemorate the Montreal Massacre draws near, Ontario nurses say the provincial government’s workplace violence legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect women. Read the rest of this entry »
I am now starting to offer feedback on people’s writing from around the world. With the help of the internet and for a small fee – I will offer coaching to anyone in need of feedback on their writing. Please do contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
As a teacher, I really admire anyone who goes to school. School is so important. It teaches you not only the basics about reading, writing, math and a concentrated area of study – it also teaches you a lot about yourself. It is a shame though that the cost of education often makes it difficult for some people to take the route of enlightenment. Read the rest of this entry »
VALCARTIER GARRISON, QC, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ – The media are invited to attend a leg of the Olympic Torch Relay at Valcartier Garrison.
When: December 3, 2009, at 6:30 am (relay will begin at 6:50 am). Where: Starting from Building 516 (Sports Centre) and along Général T. L. Tremblay Street. Read the rest of this entry »
We want to invite you to two extremely special events in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »