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Happy New Year!

In Beauty, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on December 31, 2009 at 9:15 AM

This year has been a great one for Donna Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

The End of the World

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2009 at 8:47 AM

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 Number One Again

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 29, 2009 at 9:58 AM

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 »

Christine’s Fitness and Personal Training

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on December 28, 2009 at 7:11 AM
Happy Holidays!
I am re-opening the 4 Day Detox Program so that
you can look great in your little black (or red or white)
party dress this holiday season.

Johann Pachelbel for the Holidays

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Hello!

Here is a delightful video of the music of Pachelbel. Please visit the website.

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Trans-Siberian+Orchestra/track/Christmas+Canon


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=24190062 

Happy Holidays!

Post Christmas Wrap-Up

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2009 at 8:37 AM

This was a wonderful Christmas I had this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Published How to Start Your Own Teaching and Writing Business

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2009 at 7:32 AM

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.

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UrbanEdge Yoga

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 24, 2009 at 10:12 AM

*** We are open till the Christmas Eve (Thu) before going on holidays. We will be back in action starting Monday, Jan 4th *** Read the rest of this entry »

Sign Up! and Happy Holidays!

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 23, 2009 at 4:29 AM

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 »

iPod Piece to Appear in Print

In Beauty, book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 22, 2009 at 4:55 AM

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 »

Memorable Tweets and Economy of Speech

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 21, 2009 at 8:05 AM

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 »

A Special Charlie Brown Treat

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 20, 2009 at 6:19 AM

Hello everyone,

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? Seriously?!

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 19, 2009 at 8:44 AM

Abba taught me a lesson this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Old Romance Released

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 18, 2009 at 9:47 AM

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.

Best Ten Albums of 2009

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 17, 2009 at 9:06 AM


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 »

Hippophobic

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Pets, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2009 at 1:59 AM

Kirk Verner Writes about Wild Life - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

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 »

Stephen Carroll’s Installation

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 15, 2009 at 3:29 AM
Hello Friends and Family,

I hope you are all doing well.

I want to invite you to an opening that I am having for a piece that I’ve been working on for 6 months and an accumulation ideas I’ve been developing the past three years.

CIL Paint Colour Forecast: Blue Skies Ahead for 2010

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Entertainment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 13, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Concord, Ontario – December 8, 2009 – The sky’s the limit in home décor for the coming year. That’s because blue is forecasted to be the hottest colour in the 2010 palette, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. Read the rest of this entry »

Sale Until December 31st

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 12, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Get 20 per cent off everything on Donna Kakonge’s estore! No minimum order required. Enter code HOHOHO upon checkout. Store site is: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Journalist Paul Wells

In book reviews, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, travel, Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2009 at 5:48 AM

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 Nation

In 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 »

Diaspora Dialogues

In book reviews, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on December 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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Books Now on Amazon Kindle

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 8, 2009 at 9:23 AM

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.

One Day Only

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Buy one paperback book and get shipping free. Buy at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Use the code MAILSHIP1.

UrbanEdge Yoga

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2009 at 9:17 AM

Dear friends,

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 »

Expanding Self-Publishing Ventures

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 6, 2009 at 4:51 PM

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 »

How We Treat One Another

In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on December 5, 2009 at 12:17 PM

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 »

December Book Sales

In book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2009 at 8:18 AM

Another Lulu.com sales contest is underway! You can receive 10 per cent off all of my books and audio material by entering the code HUMBUG on checkout. This is a great time of year to buy a gift for the ones you love, and even buy a gift for yourself. Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with one of my 32 books.

You can select your books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Government’s workplace violence legislation falls short of protecting women

In Contact Information, Culture, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on December 3, 2009 at 2:02 PM

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 »

Offering Feedback on Stories

In Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Education, Entertainment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM

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: dkakonge@sympatico.ca for details.

The Cost of Education

In Business, Culture, Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2009 at 12:32 PM

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 »

Media Advisory – Olympic Torch to come to Valcartier Garrison

In Beauty, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Sports, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2009 at 8:57 AM

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 »

Urban Edge Yoga

In Beauty, Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on December 1, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Dear friends,

We want to invite you to two extremely special events in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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