Month: December 2009

Happy New Year!

This year has been a great one for Donna Magazine.The magazine took on an intern, Rachel Muenz, who did a wide variety of fantastic creative writing and non-fiction pieces. We also had the contributions of other writers such as Kirk Verner and Alex Young….

The End of the World

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.Back in 1995, naysayers were predicting the end of the world at…

Janet Jackson Hits Number One Again

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…

Christine’s Fitness and Personal Training

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. The last time we ran this program the average weight loss was 13 pounds, the…

Johann Pachelbel for the Holidays

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

This was a wonderful Christmas I had this year. My niece is almost 3-years-old and I was able to really play with her this year. My Mom, her Grandma, gave her a kitchen playset and she was making me all kinds of great food….

Published How to Start Your Own Teaching and Writing Business

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. The introduction includes more detail about how to actually start your own teaching and writing…

UrbanEdge Yoga

*** We are open till the Christmas Eve (Thu) before going on holidays. We will be back in action starting Monday, Jan 4th ***Dear friends, The holiday season is nowhere, and it’s time to look forward to great things in the coming year. At…

Sign Up! and Happy Holidays!

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…

iPod Piece to Appear in Print

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…

Memorable Tweets and Economy of Speech

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…

A Special Charlie Brown Treat

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?!

By Brikena Ribaj Abba taught me a lesson this week. Last summer my niece who lives in Munich came to spend her summer in Ohio. We had a good time and rarely did the same thing twice as I wanted her to experience as…

Old Romance Released

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 percent off when you enter the code HOHOHO. It is also available on Amazon Kindle. It is a…

Best Ten Albums of 2009

By Brikena Ribaj 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….

Hippophobic

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.

Stephen Carroll’s Installation

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…

CIL Paint Colour Forecast: Blue Skies Ahead for 2010

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. In particular, airy light blue…

Sale Until December 31st

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

Journalist Paul Wells

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…

All the Goliaths against the Davids: The Benefits and Burdens of a Merger Between Ticketmaster and Live Nation

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…

Diaspora Dialogues

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Books Now on Amazon Kindle

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

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

UrbanEdge Yoga

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…

Expanding Self-Publishing Ventures

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. I have 32 books for the offer on Lulu.com (http://store.lulu.com/kakonged). Now I am waiting to find out about whether my…

How We Treat One Another

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. Sometimes people can…

December Book Sales

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…

Government’s workplace violence legislation falls short of protecting women

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.

Offering Feedback on Stories

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 to coach to anyone in need of feedback on their writing. Please do contact me…

The Cost of Education

As a teacher, I really admire anyone who goes to school. School is so important. It teaches you not only the basics of reading, writing, math and a concentrated area of study – it also teaches you a lot about yourself. It is a…

Media Advisory – Olympic Torch to come to Valcartier Garrison

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)…

Urban Edge Yoga

Dear friends, We want to invite you to two extremely special events in the coming weeks.

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