Month: August 2011

Expressive Writing: EX. 21c: Prepositional Phrase Series


I went through, sideways and down to reach the chair. I looked towards, inside and underneath the glove compartment. EX. 22: Adj., SP, and SVOP Adj. SP, SVOP Cute and nice. The clock ticked loudly all night. The light burned in the morning. I…

Oshawa submits a compelling case against a proposed ethanol refinery at its harbour


City of Oshawa hand delivers its 300-page response along with 3,300 opposition letters to Ottawa August 15, 2011 @ 07:00AM OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa’s six-week successful public awareness campaign opposing a proposed ethanol refinery by FarmTech Energy Corporation (FarmTech) on the shoreline…

The City of Calgary to launch first search-based website in Canada


August 15, 2011 @ 11:00AM Following a successful preview, The City of Calgary today announced the official launch of the new search-based Calgary.ca. The website, which uses Microsoft SharePoint and Google search technology, was available for public preview from August 8 to 12. During…

Everybody is doing it! Aging is our universal full time job!


“Aging Is a Full-Time Job” by Marcia Casar Friedman, is a motivational book written for seniors’ ages 50+, with an emphasis on Silver Sages ages 65+. Marcia writes about feelings, self-esteem, aging, wishes, loneliness, endings, worrying, gratitude, family changes and more. With the goal…

The Peacock Parade, Canadian luxury flash sale web site, has launched


The Peacock Parade gives its members access to luxury labels at insider prices August 12, 2011 @ 03:30PM TORONTO, Ont. – The Peacock Parade is proud to announce that it has officially launched. Canadians now have access to the Toronto-based, members-only flash sale Web site, which…

TVOKids Fall lineup emphasizes fitness, the wonders of science, and learning through imaginative play


August 05, 2011 @ 12:45PM TVOKids kicks off its Fall 2011 season on September 5 with a lineup of on-air and online, curriculum-based children’s shows and web games that reaffirms TVO as an innovator in multimedia children’s content and programming. According to a 2011…

Expressive Writing: Adverb Series


I lovingly, passionately and aggressively dug into his pants. I quietly, shyly and scrumptiously bit into the cake.

Ana’s Shadow – This Friday


Ana’sShadow-EFlyer Playwright Tara Goldstein is bringing her newest play reading to Toronto! Join us for a reading of Ana’s Shadow a play about love, loss and coming of age in an adoptive same-sex family Friday, August 26, 2011, from 5-7pm At 519 Church Street…

See ‘Da Kink Again


Billy and Jasmin Singing and Playing the Guitar


Billy is such a talented young man that he taught Jasmin how to play the guitar in a matter of moments. Listen to their creation:

Billy and Jasmin Playing


Billy is a young musician and cook who is one of my Dad’s tenants, as well as my family’s neighbour and a gifted young man. In a matter of moments, he learned how to play a child’s game with Jasmin, the five-year-old daughter of…

Exterior Painting Tips from Dulux Paints


With the launch of Dulux Diamond Exterior Satin, a breakthrough paint that resists early showers, Dulux Paints offers these tips to ensure a successful outdoor painting project every time. Prepare for the best: With harsh winters taking a toll on Canadian homes, leaving painted…

Don’t Let the Rain Put a Damper on Your Paint Job


Dulux Paints launches breakthrough paint that resists showers in as little as 30 minutes, offers tips for exterior painting August 8, 2011 – With cooler temperatures setting in, late summer or early fall is an ideal time to paint the outside of your house….

WHAT’S IN A PAINT NAME?


Want to Get Your Man On Board with a Paint Job? Start by Calling your Yellow Wall Colour Choice ‘Beer’ Instead of ‘Butterscotch’ CIL Paints sets out to cater paint names to a male audience August 4, 2011 – Putting Green versus Pixie Palace….

Beyond Powerful Radio


The Trial of the Gods: A Review


With the land that has been stolen from many Africans all over the continent, British rule of lands such as Botswana, it is not difficult for the lead character of The Trial of the Gods (Ontebetse, 2011) to answer the question: “Where is my…

Ana’s Shadow play reading August 26 5-7pm


Ana’sShadow-EFlyer-1 Playwright Tara Goldstein is bringing her newest play reading to Toronto! Join us for a reading of Ana’s Shadow a play about love, loss and coming of age in an adoptive same-sex family Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5-7pm At 519 Church Street…

Releasing My Critical Chatter: An Autobiographical Narrative from the Black Diaspora: A Review


Mary Louise McCarthy is a Ph.D. student at OISE/University of Toronto, an Employment Counselor with the government of New Brunswick, a mother of an adult son, and a fifth-generation African-Canadian. McCarthy was born in New Brunswick, and discussions of race were silenced in her…

Expressive Writing: EX. 21a: Adjective Series


The marvelous flame erupted from the lighter, smoldering into the cold air. His weathered, but the clean-shaven face was adorned with a baseball cap while he trudged through the snow.

Expressive Writing: EX. 19 – Email Story Working


Email Story Working The way the Email story works in Make it New is by using various forms of communications devices, such as dialogue, prose, as well as email to tell its story. It is also an international story and uses dates to keep…

Expressive Writing: To Praise


To Praise: to compliment, to say nice things to, to boast about, to honour, to toast, to rejoice for, Dictionary.com: acclaim, acclamation, accolade, applause, appreciation, approbation, approval, big hand, boost, bravo, celebration, cheer, cheering, citation, commendation, compliment, cry, devotion, encomium, esteem, eulogy, exaltation, extolment,…

Expressive Writing: To Love


To Love: to adore, to worship, to admire, to like, to respect, to be attracted to, to emulate, to mimic, to want to be around, to enjoy their company, to marry, to commit to, to be partners with, to take care of, to care…

Expressive Writing: Five Sentences with Multiple Verbs:


I peeled, boiled, drained, mashed and served the potatoes. I shimmied, boogied, glided, hopped and danced to the music. I wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote all day. I looked out the window, fastened my seatbelt and secured my luggage under the front…

Expressive Writing: Rhetorical Analysis of The Calculus Test


The main character in this story shows that he has a supportive home life with the relationship with his mother. Although his mother does not like all of his books all over the kitchen table while he is studying, she wishes him good luck…

Expressive Writing: EX. 15 – To Write and To Sit


To Write: to scribble, to doodle, to be a scribe, to transcribe, to record, to document, to draw, to design, to dabble, to create, to type, to the keyboard. From Dictionary.com: address, author, autograph, bang out, chalk, commit, communicate, comp, compose, copy, correspond, create,…

Expressive Writing: EX. 14 – Discursive on First Person Narrative on Smooth Operator


This story was actually a mélange of truth and fiction. The reason why I chose to use the first person is that ultimately it was closer to the truth than to fiction. I like the way in the course texts they discuss using the…

Expressive Writing: EX. 13: Bath Time Analysis


“Bath Time” is a story that appeals to the emotions, to the mind, as well as to the senses. The author inserts her voice in a subtle way by pointing out the difficult day the mother (narrator) has had with school and with the…

Expressive Writing: EX. 12 – Love and Food


Love and Food “Eat it up!” the gold-digger said to her sugar daddy. Caught up in the raptures of love, the gold-digger and her sugar daddy were enjoying the lap of luxury in a high-style luxury loft condo in the heart of downtown Toronto….

Expressive Writing: Day Two of Clichés


Day Two: On the second day, I listened to the radio news’s AM 640 starting at 2:26 a.m. and ending at 2:43 a.m. I was able to find 41 clichés again. Setting: Lying in bed at home: 1. “Rising shift of consciousness” 2. Way…

Expressive Writing: EX. 11: Three Day Cliché Journal


Day One: On the first day, I started watching CP24 at 6:47 p.m. and found 41 clichés I could write down by 7:03 p.m. Setting: on my brown couch in my living room at home. 1. “It’s a hit” 2. “Getting around on two…

Expressive Writing: EX. 10: Ethics in Personal Writing


I could completely relate to Debra Dickerson’s situation. I self-published a book called Do Not Know that talks about my mental illness of bipolar disorder. Former Toronto Mayor hopeful George Smitherman even bought the book when I was showcasing it at an Abilities Festival…

Expressive Writing: Ex.9: My Father’s Birthday Analysis


The main action of this story is carried forward through dialogue, as noted in Tool #26 in Writing Tools. From the beginning, the story opens with dialogue between the son and his mother about his boyfriend Anthony. It is not clearly stated the son…

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