Month: June 2014

The year it took me to eat pistachio nuts


I got really lucky. I was teaching a Self-Publishing Around the World course with the University of Toronto. I had four students in my class. One of them left mid-way through for vacation. The three students I had were fabulous. One of them has…

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Your hi-tech home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 23, 2009 at 00:55 Kevin Haber who drives to many dream homes to fix people’s computers sees technology creating a whole new communication universe for a homeowner. “In the future, people will access their communication…

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Working with Wallpaper (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 22, 2009 at 02:56 That paper you can put on your walls is a lot more than what it used to be when it was so popular back in the 1970s and 1980s. The times of…

The Future of Furniture Design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 21, 2009 at 01:06 The future has a lot in store for furniture design. Christopher Wright is a designer with Figure 3, an interior design practice based in Toronto. He is also a member of…

Light up your life! (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 20, 2009 at 13:23 There are experts out there who are inspired by light. Not just the light coming from the sun, but the kind of light that makes your home a beautiful place to live…

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Safety and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 19, 2009 at 01:52 Now you have bought that new dream home or new condominium. You may not know your neighbours and the neighbourhood well yet. You need to make sure that for all the…

Disability and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Disability, Health, Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 18, 2009 at 00:01 Open House signs for dream homes and condos are all over the city for most people who can get to them. What about if you cannot get to them?…

Cultural home design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Culture, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 17, 2009 at 11:47 Many people enjoy accenting their décor with accessories and furniture pieces that reflect their cultural heritage. An Inusktut from Aboriginal culture, a painting of a Spanish village or a bonsai plant…

Creating beautiful green (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Environment, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 16, 2009 at 00:22 Helen Mills, vice-president of Green Gardeners, says that when you are inside at night and you hear a rustling outside, you may think it is the leaves in the wind. It…

Beautiful Bedrooms


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 14, 2009 at 00:21 It is where we start our day and where we end our day – the bedroom. Making your bedroom a beautiful place to be in, something more like a haven, a refuge…

Join These Three Fabulous Guests on the First Show of Donna Magazine TV!


Airing live Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. on ThatChannel.com online, the first show of Donna Magazine TV has as its guests:       Please join all of these fabulous guests for three exciting and live interviews. Next week, one of the…

Artwork for the Walls


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 13, 2009 at 12:08 The Stuart Jackson Gallery opened in the mid-1970s and is nestled under a hair studio called Fiorio in Yorkville. Carol Dorman has been working along Stuart Jackson for 11 years in January…

Book Launch on June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and Copies of How To Talk To Crazy People at A Different Booklist Now Available in Toronto


What?: Copies are available and more coming of How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge at A Different Booklist in Toronto Where?: 746 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON M5S 2R6, Tel: 416-538-0889, email: info@adifferentbooklist.com, http://www.adifferentbooklist.com How?: Go to the store :-)!!!!! Check out…

Move that air around (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 13, 2009 at 11:10 Air quality in a home is important for feeling comfortable. If you cannot breathe – the multiple thousands, if not millions you have spent on your dream home or condominium will seem…

CRTC recognized for its creative and innovative work on behalf of Canadians‏


CRTC recognized for its creative and innovative work  on behalf of Canadians June 19, 2014 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television  and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is proud that its work is being recognized through the Public Service Awards…

Pets and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Living, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on March 13, 2009 at 00:03 Your beloved pet could be what motivates you to buy a home, or what could be causing you problems. Imran Javaid, a realtor with HomeLife Miracle shares his stories of…

Choosing the Colours Right for You (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 12, 2009 at 00:38 Many people have their favourite colours, just like they have their favourite lottery numbers. The number 1 is associated with the colour red. The number 3 is associated with the number yellow…

This is Why it May be Best Not to Put Your Address on Your CV


Toronto Police Service News Release Sexual Assault Alert, Fake job application through Kijiji Monday, June 16, 2014 – 3:50 PM 31 Division 416-808-3100 The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing sexual assault investigation. It is reported that:…

Donna Magazine TV on ThatChannel.com Looking for Guests


Want a chance to promote what you do? Want a chance to tell a worldwide audience about yourself? If you live in Toronto and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Donna Kakonge at: dkakonge@sympatico.ca. The first show is on…

Family Fit and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 10, 2009 at 03:39 An expanding family is a one of the many great reasons to look for a bigger home. Andrea Grace and her husband Ted have a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy…

Everything has a place (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 9, 2009 at 13:16 Rose Cerullo, Professional Home Organizer with Inspiring Spaces That’s the key thing about organizing. By making organizing a process so you develop a system. That makes it fun. Organizing is constant change….

Making Your Move Stress-Free (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine


In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2009 at 23:55 Moving all your precious things and making a new home is stressful, yet, people do it all the time. On October 20th, the Guilfoyle family, with their eight-month-old baby, packed up…

Life Long Learning


In Education, Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2008 at 06:27 Phil Schalm heads up the Chang Ryerson School The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is a name that has been around for about two years. The continuing education program has been…

The future of home building (originally published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Beauty, Business, Environment, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on December 30, 2008 at 01:27 Courtesy of Morguefile.com While driving a rented car on his way to get his two boys their first movie ever, Antonio Gomez-Palacio, the chair of the Toronto Society for…

Hot home Office for Resale


In Business, Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on December 26, 2008 at 06:37 Courtesy of Morguefile.com The second floor office had books everywhere floor to ceiling and a little laptop. It was part of a house going on the market for re-sale. Nada…

TTC Time Travel (originally published in the Toronto Star)


In Education, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), cars on December 25, 2008 at 23:48 Courtesy of Morguefile.com I took the hour commute by TTC to Seneca College on York University’s campus to teach. On my way a woman spoke in what sounded like Polish on…

Let it Go or Organize it (originally published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on December 25, 2008 at 00:38 Getting a new dream home or condo is a great thing to come into your life. It’s getting and keeping it organized that is the key. Feng shui the Sharon Hay way…

Hushing People to Try on Clothes (originally published in Pride Newsmagazine)


In Beauty, Business, Writing (all kinds) on December 24, 2008 at 02:49 Owner of Hush Boutique, Stephen Phillips stands by his creations He was one of those people who answer his phone, but you get put on hold a lot because he has so…

The Biracial Generation: Embracing Cultural Diversity (originally published in Amöi Magazine)


In Culture, Living, Writing (all kinds) on December 22, 2008 at 23:37 There are more than 70,000 biracial people living in Canada according to Statistics Canada in 2001. They may have any combination of heritage including Aboriginal, black, white, South Asian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese,…

Charming the home inside and out (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)


In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2009 at 03:51 Lorissa Leslie, an interior decorating student at George Brown College, believes in charming the home inside by getting back to basics. “Back to basics, back to nature and calming…serenity and staying away…

Diverse women of the North (originally published in Amöi Magazine)


In Culture, Living, Writing (all kinds), travel on December 22, 2008 at 00:32 Yellowknife is a well-kept Canadian secret. Kate Wilson who is the Director of Family Housing for the YWCA in Yellowknife is from Ghana. She is a teacher by profession, trained in…

Home Security Tips – Lock your doors and windows‏


Home Security Tips – Lock your doors and windows Home Security Tips: Most thieves look to steal small, expensive easy to carry & conceal items such as cash, wallets, purses, credit cards, identification, jewellery and electronic equipment. Remember to take steps to safe guard…

Girl power in hockey (Originally Published in Amöi Magazine)


In Culture, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on December 19, 2008 at 23:22 Fran Rider, Executive Director of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association says Canadians are born with an interest in hockey. She came from a sports-minded family and started playing around 1967. “It has…

2014 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest – Deadline EXTENDED!


PLUG IN, POWER UP AND MAKE SOME NOISE!   For immediate release: TORONTO, CANADA, June 3, 2014—Musicworks has extended the deadline for its 2014 contests! Musicworks is Canada’s only magazine that explores experimental music. Its two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes…

Creating a Canvas (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)


In Beauty, Business, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2008 at 03:22 Guess what? That beautiful mane on the head of Miss Universe, Natalie Glebova – it is a weave. Christos Cox and his team at Urban Textures Salons created the winning look…

Korean Students Needed for a University of Toronto Study


Dr. Shu-Chen Tsai, ABD at OISE | University of Toronto is looking for Korean students (either present former students) who have received their elementary to undergraduate education (or even graduate education) in Korea and then came to study as a Canadian graduate for at…

Get radical (originally published on Canoe.ca)


In Beauty, Writing (all kinds) on December 7, 2008 at 17:23 Trends in hair fashions are keeping tempo with music and other media. Looks change from the rock and roll and out of bed, straight with no frizz and shiny as a mirror like…

Three Children’s Books Available by Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge


Check them out!: Children’s Helper Augmented Reality Children’s Stories Augmented Reality Children’s Stories – Part Two Buy today!

Citizen and Refugee (Originally Published for Orato.com)


In Culture, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), travel on December 3, 2008 at 12:18 African beauty displayed in this statue As the end of the year draws near and the death of former President of Uganda, Milton Obote passes, it brings back memories. Memories of…

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