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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Remarkable Story of Banishing Grief After Loss

KarolinaJonderko is a Polish photographer who nursed her beloved mother throughout a frightful journey to end with cancer.  After her mother died, Jonderko realized that she’d forgotten all the happy memories of family life before cancer.  So she took a remarkable decision.  Jonderko decided to photograph herself wearing her mother’s clothes and have her sister . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Remarkable Story of Banishing Grief After Loss

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Lest we Forget #nlpoli

More people will pay attention to Remembrance Day this year than usually might.  The murder a few weeks ago of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, and to a lesser extent, the murder of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, are enough to remind a few more of the memorial day for those who have died in military service.  The . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Lest we Forget #nlpoli

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Dave Clark Five

We’re sitting on the front deck listening to British Sixties Radio, an internet radio station we like and listen to a lot, and they just played the Dave Clark Five doing Glad All Over. That song came out on the UK charts in January, 1964, reaching North America a bit later. Fifty years ago this . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Dave Clark Five

cartoon life: Do I have too many apps?

This iPad has been displaying some odd problems with apps crashing, it seems, when they try to access memory, for instance Sketches app when saving, ScannerPro just after it takes the picture, when it frames it up. Paper too, when browsing through books of drawings.

I’ve been dropping into the app switcher mode to . . . → Read More: cartoon life: Do I have too many apps?

Things Are Good: Remembering Tiananmen Square

25 years ago in Tiananmen Square there was a protest against the Chinese government. The protest was dealt with lethal force by the government – killing many people. Since then, the Chinese government has blocked any discussion about the protest and has greatly censored information on it. Obviously all of this isn’t good news.

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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Thanksgiving 2013

This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.  It’s early Saturday morning now and I’m packing groceries from the fridge into shopping bags to bring to our cottage in the mountains.  Everyone in our extended family is there already.  Except Nicholas and my Mum, of course.  

Yesterday I visited Nick in the afternoon and together, we . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Thanksgiving 2013

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Day To Remember… Always

Yesterday was a day that I will always remember.  Nicholas came up north to our family cottage for the afternoon!  It has been seven years since was last here and we were all unsure whether he could withstand the pain of such a long (two hour) journey each way.

Let me tell you a . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: A Day To Remember… Always

Chadwick's Blog & Commentary: Reading, Writing and Memory

“Memory,” he read the headline as he settled into the armchair, resting his elbows on the wide arms to expand the National Post paper to its fullest, “declines much slower in people who read, write throughout life.” Ah. Interesting. He … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: In your FACE, Proust!

Though I’m not sure the cartoon below has the elegance of the madeleine episode from The Remembrance of Lost Time (the first volume of which I’ve actually read), this cartoon below wins on brevity. If you want to save yourself … Continue reading →

calgaryliberal.com: Alberta Liberal and Federal Liberal Cooperation? Lets Go.

I was talking to one of my friends around the the university the other day and I brought up Raj Sherman’s interview in the Calgary Herald on some form of cooperation between the two Liberal parties in Alberta. It was an off-hand comment and I didn’t really expect a conversation to come of it. He . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Alberta Liberal and Federal Liberal Cooperation? Lets Go.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Aging Nostalgia

This chart imparts two important points to me: I am older than the average American I had no idea the movie Forrest Gump was so important. The list is marginally less depressing than a game a co-worker of mine used … Continue reading →

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Left Over: Quebec Should Stop Apologising For Speaking Truth to Power…

I am really, really tired of Jewish organizations condemning everyone and everything as it relates to the ironic use of fascist salutes, arguments and rebuttals..Like it or not, the term ‘Nazi’ and the salute made so famous by Hitler’s sheeple has become part of the lexicon..and there isn’t much anyone can do about it..to suggest . . . → Read More: Left Over: Quebec Should Stop Apologising For Speaking Truth to Power…