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Façons naturelles d’arrêter la transpiration excessive – Mais rappelez-vous … La transpiration est très bon pour vous !!!


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Des moyens naturels pour arrêter la transpiration excessive
Tout le monde sue dans les aisselles parce que nos corps ont juste été faits pour fonctionner de cette façon. Cependant, la transpiration peut aussi s’accompagner d’une horrible odeur qui peut causer beaucoup de problèmes. Non seulement l’odeur crée des problèmes, mais les taches sur vos vêtements ne sont probablement pas vos trucs préférés dans le monde non plus. Voici ce que vous devez savoir pour arrêter naturellement ou diminuer la transpiration excessive.

Déodorant
Tous les déodorants ne sont pas pleins de produits chimiques. Certaines marques sont assez naturelles, et par conséquent, vous devriez vous sentir à l’aise de l’appliquer. Certaines grandes marques incluent Natural Tom & Burt’s Bees. Vous pouvez également utiliser du savon naturel pour minimiser les sténoses – assurez-vous d’utiliser au moins deux fois par jour.

Poudre de talc
Beaucoup de gens ont réussi à endiguer la transpiration des aisselles en utilisant de la poudre de talc. Ce n’est vraiment bénéfique que si vous avez une légère transpiration des aisselles. La poudre de talc absorbera la transpiration et réduira les odeurs. Vous devez cependant utiliser de très grandes quantités de poudre de talc.

Aliments – Allez beaucoup plus léger sur les protéines et les graisses. Les fibres et les fruits aideront à la transpiration excessive. Une fois que vous avez l’habitude de manger ces deux pour une longue période de temps, il peut très bien résoudre les problèmes de transpiration excessive! Poids – Perdre du poids aidera à éliminer la transpiration excessive. C’est parce que devoir bouger plus de poids prend plus d’énergie et vous fait transpirer. Ce sont des mathématiques simples, en fait.

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L’enquête du CRTC incite Rogers à cesser de ralentir le trafic Internet (publié initialement le 10 août 2012)


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Aujourd’hui, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes
(CRTC) a fermé son enquête sur Internet de Rogers Communications
pratiques de gestion du trafic. Le CRTC est convaincu que Rogers a
répondu à ses préoccupations concernant la pratique de l’entreprise de ralentir
certains types de trafic Internet.

Le CRTC a examiné une plainte de la Canadian Gamers Organization. Une fois que
une mesure d’exécution a été lancée, Rogers a coopéré et a changé sa
pratique de gestion du trafic. L’entreprise a ensuite annoncé que son trafic
la politique de façonnage serait éliminée pour tous les clients d’ici décembre 2012.

“Nous sommes déterminés à faire en sorte que les Canadiens reçoivent une bonne valeur pour l’argent qu’ils consacrent aux services de communication », a déclaré Andrea Rosen, Chef de la conformité et de l’application des règlements du CRTC. “Les Canadiens ont exprimé leur préoccupations au sujet de certaines pratiques de gestion du trafic et nous avons agi sur leur. Nos efforts d’application contribuent à rendre plus fiable
Services Internet pour les consommateurs. ”

Selon la politique du CRTC, les fournisseurs de services Internet (FSI) sont encouragés
investir dans leurs réseaux pour faire face à l’augmentation du trafic en ligne. Devrait
d’autres mesures sont nécessaires, les FAI peuvent appliquer une certaine gestion du trafic pratiques pour empêcher ou répondre à la congestion du réseau. Dans les deux cas, un Les FAI doivent informer leurs clients à l’avance s’ils ont l’intention d’utiliser ces
les pratiques.

Le CRTC prend toutes les plaintes au sérieux et a mis en place un mécanisme d’exécution
processus pour assurer leur résolution en temps opportun.

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120628.htm

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers Communications, le 29 février 2012
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120229.htm

Lettre du CRTC à Rogers Communications, le 20 janvier 2012
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/lt120120.htm

Communiqué de presse, “Le CRTC améliore le processus de règlement des plaintes pour Internet pratiques de gestion du trafic », 22 septembre 2011
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/com100/2011/r110922.htm

Comment déposer une plainte concernant votre service Internet
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/info_sht/t1043.htm

Le CRTC

Le CRTC est une autorité publique indépendante qui réglemente et supervise
radiodiffusion et télécommunications au Canada.

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Projets d’écriture à venir de Donna Kakonge


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Comme Cane et Abel de la Bible … comme Jessica et Ida the name of the new character de Sweet Valley High … les jumelles vivent une vie compétitive et réussissent. Un jumeau est responsable de la mort prématurée de sa mère et ce jumeau doit être au service de l’autre jumeau pour le reste de sa vie. Il devient possible d’être à deux endroits en même temps – pour celui qui n’a pas péché. – Titré: Mary et Jess – Je vais écrire ceci dès que possible – jeudi 16 août 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter manuscrit auto-édité … Novembre 2012.

Deuxième idée … le monde est en guerre de trop. Toute personne de moins de 30 ans qui peut se battre et toute personne de plus de 30 ans qui peut se battre est en guerre. L’économie est mauvaise, les gens en ont assez de se battre pour trouver un emploi – alors ces groupes d’âge se battent pour éliminer ceux qu’ils considèrent comme une menace. J’ai fait cette histoire au lycée. Je ne l’ai plus, mon ancien professeur d’anglais, M. MacPherson, l’a et je ne sais même pas s’il vit encore ou s’il l’a encore, mais c’est dans ma mémoire. Je vais l’écrire à nouveau. – Titré: Âge de la majorité – écrivez-le en novembre 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter le manuscrit auto-édité … Janvier 2013.

Troisième idée … un travail créatif de non-fiction pour le cours Making a Book au campus de l’Université de Toronto à Mississauga au sujet de mon expérience avec le travail qui peut être lié et donné comme cadeau aux participants de mon doctorat. recherche. Intitulé: Donna travaille dur pour l’argent – commencer à écrire en Décembre 2012 – en cours … destination pour compléter manuscrit auto-édité, manuscrit autoformé, conception de la couverture auto-créé et publié par Life Rattle Press … Avril 2013.

Merci à tous … et vous devriez savoir qui vous êtes maintenant. Comme le dit Stevie Wonder: «Tu es le rayon de soleil de ma vie, tu es la pomme de ma vie. Pour toujours, tu restes à l’avant. »Stevie, pourquoi as-tu répudié ta femme?

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Un appareil unique en son genre fabriqué au Canada


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Se rend aux Jeux olympiques avec les triathlètes du Canada

Nouvel appareil portatif Venowave lancé récemment pour traiter les problèmes circulatoires tels que la thrombose veineuse profonde, les plaies diabétiques et le gonflement chronique tout en améliorant la santé globale

Stouffville, Ontario – 24 juillet 2012 – Les membres de l’équipe de triathlon du Canada, dirigée par le porte-drapeau Simon Whitfield, viennent d’arriver à Londres pour les Jeux olympiques de 2012, mais ils ont déjà une longueur d’avance sur leurs concurrents. C’est parce qu’ils portent le Venowave VW5, un appareil fabriqué au Canada, le premier du genre, conçu pour améliorer la circulation, augmenter le flux sanguin dans les jambes et les pieds tout en améliorant la santé générale.

«Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir aider nos athlètes canadiens», a déclaré John Saringer, inventeur de Venowave, président et directeur général de Saringer Life Science Technologies Inc., une entreprise de Stouffville, en Ontario. «Notre produit est conçu pour améliorer la circulation sanguine, que l’utilisateur est un athlète de haut niveau ou un senior souffrant d’un gonflement chronique des jambes dû à une maladie vasculaire. ”

Le Venowave VW5 breveté est une pompe de compression compacte à piles qui se porte sur le mollet juste au-dessous du genou. Entièrement certifié par Santé Canada, la Federal Drug Administration (FDA) aux États-Unis et CE en Europe, il utilise un mouvement ondulatoire doux pour augmenter le débit sanguin, fournissant ainsi plus d’oxygène pour améliorer la circulation et améliorer les performances musculaires. Lorsqu’il est allumé, il imite le système veineux du corps, empêchant le sang de rester immobile et la coagulation.

En plus d’utiliser le produit pendant les voyages aériens pour prévenir des affections telles que la thrombose veineuse profonde (un problème commun lors des vols long-courriers), les triathlètes du Canada utilisent également le Venowave pendant les activités de pré-échauffement, de récupération et de guérison. temps de garder le sang circulant pour un flux sanguin optimal pendant les jeux.

Les études cliniques indiquent que le Venowave est efficace. De nombreux patients impliqués dans une étude récente ont rapporté une amélioration clinique après l’utilisation de l’appareil pendant une période de huit semaines. Les chercheurs ont conclu que le Venowave est une «nouvelle thérapie très prometteuse» pour les patients atteints du syndrome post-thrombotique sévère – un terme utilisé pour décrire les symptômes à long terme de maladies vasculaires comme la TVP, telles que la douleur, l’enflure, la lourdeur et le picotement. Le dispositif révolutionnaire est également utilisé pour traiter et prévenir les jambes enflées (œdème), l’insuffisance veineuse chronique (IVC), les varices, les plaies diabétiques des jambes et des pieds, le lymphoedème et la maladie artérielle périphérique (MAP).

Ce qui rend le Venowave unique, c’est sa mobilité. Contrairement aux dispositifs pneumatiques généralement utilisés dans les hôpitaux qui se fixent sur un mur et obligent les utilisateurs à rester stationnaires, le Venowave est léger et ne pèse que 250 grammes. Il peut être utilisé pour la marche, la course et la randonnée. En attendant, il est tout aussi efficace que les plus gros appareils, souligne Saringer.

“Le Venowave peut pomper comme les machines plus grandes, mais dans un très petit paquet”, dit-il, notant qu’il a inventé le produit comme un moyen d’améliorer la circulation sans les limitations. “Nos corps sont conçus pour bouger, il est donc parfaitement logique de développer une technologie qui permette la mobilité.”

La Dre Sonia Anand, directrice de la médecine vasculaire au McMaster University Hospital de Hamilton, est une fervente partisane du Venowave. «Chez les personnes qui ont un gonflement chronique des jambes, le Venowave peut être très utile pour prévenir la fin de la journée ou un gonflement important des jambes», explique le Dr Anand, qui a établi une clinique de médecine vasculaire à Hamilton en 2001. traite un grand nombre de patients souffrant de problèmes vasculaires. “Les individus peuvent continuer leurs activités habituelles sans avoir à s’asseoir, être branché sur un mur ou accroché à une machine.”

Les statistiques indiquent que près de 20 millions de personnes courent un risque élevé de développer une TVP chaque année et que plus de 50% des patients hospitalisés sont à risque de développer une TVP. Pendant ce temps, on estime que toutes les 30 secondes une personne dans le monde perd un membre inférieur en raison d’une plaie diabétique récurrente. Le Venowave favorise une guérison plus rapide dans les deux cas en raison de sa capacité unique à augmenter le flux sanguin.

Après avoir vu sa mère âgée subir une amputation douloureuse à la jambe en raison d’un ulcère du pied qui a refusé de guérir – même si elle était traitée par des chirurgiens vasculaires expérimentés et recevait des soins infirmiers quotidiens – Selwyn Firth, résidente de Toronto, l’a présentée au Venowave. croyant fermement dans ses capacités. Juste un mois après avoir utilisé le Venowave, une plaie d’orteil semblable sur le pied restant de sa mère avait complètement disparu. “Je pense que si j’avais su au sujet du Venowave quand la première blessure s’est produite, elle n’aurait jamais dû perdre sa jambe,” dit Firth.

Basé sur le succès initial de Venowave, Saringer Life Science Technologies recrute actuellement des patients qualifiés pour participer à des essais cliniques liés au traitement et à la prévention des ulcères de plaies diabétiques afin de

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Guelph Federal Liberal Association in violation of Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (Originally published August 24, 2012)


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L’Association paie une pénalité de 4 900 $ et entreprend une conformité complète
programme

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, le 24 août 2012 – Aujourd’hui, la radio-télévision canadienne
Conseil des télécommunications et des télécommunications (CRTC) a annoncé qu’un avis de Une infraction a été émise à l’Association libérale fédérale de Guelph («la
Association “) au nom de Frank Valeriote. L’avis de violation
Robocalls effectuées le 30 avril 2011, qui ne respectaient pas le
Règles de télécommunication non sollicitées. Dans le cadre d’un règlement, une pénalité
de 4 900 $, a été imposé. Les appels ont impliqué une publicité électorale
message et ont été faites au cours de la campagne électorale fédérale 2011 en
Guelph.

Les violations impliquaient un message préenregistré envoyé par l’Association
qui n’a pas réussi à identifier pour qui l’appel a été fait; fournir
informations de rappel nécessaires; et afficher le téléphone d’origine
numéro ou un autre numéro où l’expéditeur pourrait être atteint. le
les appels ont été effectués sur une période d’environ une heure.
“Nous apprécions que M. Valeriote et l’Association aient pleinement coopéré
avec notre enquête et engagé à se conformer aux règles à l’avenir
», a déclaré Andrea Rosen, chef de la conformité du CRTC.
Agent d’exécution. “Nous attendons des associations de partis politiques et
candidats qui se présentent aux élections pour mettre en place des garanties appropriées
lieu pour assurer le respect des règles. ”

En plus de payer une sanction administrative pécuniaire, l’Association
et M. Valeriote ont convenu de mettre en œuvre un programme de conformité
comprend:

• la reconnaissance de toutes les règles applicables et un engagement à se conformer pleinement
avec eux
• la nomination d’une conformité aux Règles sur les Télécommunications non sollicitées
officier
• un programme d’éducation et de formation pour les bénévoles
• rétention d’enregistrements appropriée
• mesures de conformité appropriées avec les fournisseurs de services tiers
• promotion d’une meilleure connaissance des télécommunications non sollicitées
Règles

Le CRTC applique les Règles sur les télécommunications non sollicitées afin de
réduire les appels non sollicités aux Canadiens. En vertu de son processus d’exécution,
Le CRTC peut discuter d’actions correctives avec des particuliers, des entreprises ou
organisations qui se livrent au télémarketing, ce qui peut mener à un règlement
cela comprend une amende et d’autres mesures correctives.
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Want the best Canadian writing? Read short fiction


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Rachel Muenz Writes About the Canadian Giller Prize - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

A couple of weeks ago, British Giller judge Victoria Glendinning bashed Canadian writing in the Financial Times of London. She said our stuff is too homogenous and that it’s easy to get grants and be published if you’re Canadian, no matter how bad your writing is.

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The evil alternatives to Site 52: Part five of a five-part series


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Rachel Muenz Writes About Politicians in Comise County as Parody - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Zema Luncher

North Comise County politicians are disgusted with recent suggestions for the storage and use of garbage at Site 52. Protestors say a landfill is not the best option for the site and there are other methods that would be better for people and the environment.

“We could use one of those new-fangled methane things,” said protestor Shawn Ottens. “Yuh know, like they use over in Europe.”

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Stories in Red and Yellow to be Published This Week


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Potential Cover Art for Stories in Red and Yellow - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

I am currently working on a collection of stories that have been dug up from past work called Stories in Red and Yellow. It should be published this week. Look out for it! It’s going to be as fantastic as red and yellow. Look for the stories for free viewing on this website.  For my books, CD and audio stories, you can purchase them at:  http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. For the month of August there is a 10 per cent discount and the code to enter upon checkout is: README.

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Channel Zero (Originally Published in the Queen’s Alumni Review)


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Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge

He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast television.”

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The Inkwell


The Inkwell is a Movie Where Hair Dynamics Play Out

The Inkwell is a Movie Where Hair Dynamics Play Out

Set in 1976, this movie features the staple afros, braids and other various styles of black hair at that time. The interesting thing of note is that the family of Drew Tate, the main character in the movie, is depicted as working class and activist. The father wears a Black Panther beret and his sister-in-law calls him “Black Panther”.

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Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World


Gini Dickie is a Teacher and Activist who is Making a Difference

Gini Dickie is a Teacher and Activist who is Making a Difference

Gini Dickie is a teacher-librarian, as well as a political activist in her own right living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a teacher in northern Nigeria with CUSO-VSO, she worked at Expo ‘ 67 and she has been active working with Chilean refugees. She has worked in the inner-city Regent Park area of Toronto, as well as with York University. She also owned her own typesetting business for a brief period of time and everything she has done has taught her about the world around her, as well as about herself.

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What Happened to the Afro?


My hair obsession that has turned into a hair acceptance also turned into a book called What Happened to the Afro? Here is some video was taken in Uganda in 1996 or 1997 of a braiding session going on in Kampala. You can buy the book at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.:

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Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources – Free Download


Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources

I have a new book out called Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources. It is meant as a study aid for students of media and a refresher for professionals of media. You can buy the paperback or download it for FREE at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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Binary Groove – Gemini Nominated in 1995


This educational pilot computer show called “Binary Groove” aired in 1995 and was nominated for a Gemini Award. Enjoy the show and for more education stories, check out my book The Education Generation. As well, you would also be interested in Journalism Stories Collection. Both can be bought, plus many other books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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Reading Malcolm Gladwell


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Malcolm Gladwell is the Author of The Outliers - Photo Courtesy of Chapters.ca

I find I have been enjoying everything that Malcolm Gladwell writes. So far, I have read The Outliers, recommended to me by a former boss of mine. I have also read Blink and as I write this I’m listening to an audio ebook of The Tipping Point.

The information I have gained from Gladwell’s books has been phenomenal. His message of practice leads to perfect success in The Outliers is something that could inspire anyone. He backs up his arguments with terrific examples and it is these examples that is the key to his gift in storytelling and educating.

Whether you buy the books, whether you check the books out of the library as I have – read Malcolm Gladwell. I doubt you will be disappointed.

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The Politics of Hair (Proposal to Ryerson University)


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Everybody Does Something to Change Their Appearance for Advancement - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The politics of black hair shows in books like Tenderheaded to the Princess of Wales plays ‘Da Kink in My Hair and Hairspray to movies like Beauty Shop to songs played on Flow 93.5.

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Other Donna Magazines


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The Idea of This Magazine is Truly an Original One - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The question of copyright is a tricky one. I subscribe to Google Alerts and one of them is under the subject title of Donna Magazine. I have noticed two other Donna Magazines out there. What to do?

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Two New Books Published


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Donna Kakonge Has Two New Books Published - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The first book is My Mind Book which features an example of creating a book that will be inspiring and bring the things you want into your life. It is based on the law of attraction, as well as inspired by Mind Movies that were sent to me.

The second book is called Stories in Red and Yellow: Digging Up Work Done in Yesteryear. This is a literary collection of non-fiction and fiction work.

Both can be bought, as well as other books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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Afro Forever: Research Paper on Salon Utopia for the M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University


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Cover Art for What Happened to the Afro? - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge

Advisor: Dr. Martin Allor

Committee member: Dr. Kim Sawchuk

Outside Examiner: Dr. Lorna Roth

August 12, 1999

Afro Forever

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Grad School Public Affairs Class


Here is a recording of a public affairs class I took while doing my grad studies at Concordia University. The main important information is at the beginning.  For more stories by Donna Kakonge, visit her online store at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged:

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W.E.B. DuBois Celebration in New York


Heading down to New York with some old friends of mine from undergrad, we discovered that there was a lot more to black history than we knew about before:

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Public Service Announcement (Originally Aired in 2003)


This is a public service announcement I did for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information about health, please check out my books Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet and Natural Beauty on my online store at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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Puns to Ponder


Brikena Ribaj Ponders on Puns - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Brikena Ribaj Ponders on Puns – Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Brikena Ribaj

Tip of the hat to Chris for the pointer. He and I have such a great time together playing with language. I thought I’d share with you all what he just sent my way.

Enjoy. And as a medievalist, my very favorite would have to be number one.

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Because ALL One Needs is Music – Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There


Brikena Ribaj Does a Review of Todd Hayes

Brikena Ribaj Does a Review of Todd Hayes

By Brikena Ribaj

I don’t think one chooses music. I truly believe it chooses one. I was asked recently why I’m such a fan of indie music. I remember saying something like, ‘well, I suppose I was born that way. Or something. It’s one of those truths, you know? You just know it. Sort of like knowing your name, you just do, you know?’ The awkward-sounding answer made full sense to me. Can’t say the same for my interlocutor.

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Pet Shop Boys and Nietsche?!?!


Brikena Ribaj Comments on the Pet Shop Boys

Brikena Ribaj Comments on the Pet Shop Boys

By Brikena Ribaj

I often refer to the music-loving Socrates as Nietzsche portrays him in his work Birth of Tragedy. Music is the best form of language, per Socrates. And I concur fully not just because it is Socrates’ attitude per Nietzsche but because I happen to share the same attitude experientially. So, those who get mad over not getting showered with attention when music is playing an active part in the discourse need to, well, find other ways to cope.

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The Radio Call


When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle - Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle – Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

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Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation


Brikena Ribaj Comments on Lost in Translation - Photo Courtesy of IMB

Brikena Ribaj Comments on Lost in Translation – Photo Courtesy of IMDB

By Brikena Ribaj

Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003) is another good Fall title for me. It takes place in Tokyo and the most relatable bits in the film are Charlotte and Bob, the two main characters, exploring the busy, urban streets of Tokyo together, thus sharing their isolated togetherness and bonding in a place where the leading currency is utter linguistic unfamiliarity and unequivocal confusion.

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Ist Brüno In oder Aus? Ish sage Aus!


Brikena Ribaj Reviews the Movie Bruno

Brikena Ribaj Reviews the Movie Bruno

By Brikena Ribaj

A screening of Brüno (2009) in a German-speaking setting is one thing. A screening of it somewhere else is something else.

I explain.

As a German speaker, I have a healthy list of reasons as to why this film vexed my ears. The whole grammar thing does a number on me. File it under occupational hazard.

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The Inkwell – Selection from Upcoming Book Stories in Red and Yellow


Larenz Tate is the Star of the Movie The Inkwell

Larenz Tate is the Star of the Movie The Inkwell – Photo Courtesy of Starpulse.com

Set in 1976, this movie features the staple afros, braids and other various styles of Black hair at that time. The interesting thing of note is that the family of Drew Tate, the main character in the movie, are depicted as working class and activist.

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BC Woman Loves Shea Butter Market Products


BC Woman's Favourite Shea Butter Market Product - Photo Courtesy of Shea Butter Market.com

BC Woman’s Favourite Shea Butter Market Product – Photo Courtesy of Shea Butter Market.com

A 71-year-old woman in British Columbia (who preferred not be named) loves the Shea Butter Market products that Gifty Serbeh-Dunn owns. “I love them,” she says. “I’ve used pretty well everything that she’s had out. First of all I’ve used her shea butter and the moisturizing cream and the body lotion and the foot cream.”

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Blue Death: A five-part series by the Teeny Tracer on how protestors are destroying money and lives at Dump Site 52


Rachel Muenz Does a Parody on a Dumpsite - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

Rachel Muenz Does a Parody on a Dumpsite – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

The plight of North Comise garbage: Part one of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher

In homes across North Comise County, the garbage bag is kept hidden from sight in cupboards or garages, unable to socialize with the families it lives with and treated as less than the family dog. After a week, it is stuffed into a bin and left for hours until it is hurled into a truck for a long, crowded journey to an even more crowded landfill. Here, it is dumped in piles with thousands of other bags, left to be torn apart by seagulls, crows and other scavengers, never knowing the taste of clean water or the smell of fresh air.

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Ottawa Woman Loves Shea Butter Market Products


Citrus is Just One of the Many Flavours of the Shea Butter Market Lip Balm Products - Photo Courtesy of SheaButterMarket.com

Citrus is Just One of the Many Flavours of the Shea Butter Market Lip Balm Products – Photo Courtesy of SheaButterMarket.com

Christen Bennett, in her early 30s, is a family friend of Gifty Serbeh-Dunn, owner of the Shea Butter Market company. For a time while in Ottawa, Serbeh-Dunn lived with Bennett’s family. Out of friendship and a deep belief in shea butter, Bennett tries to promote the Shea Butter Market products in the Ottawa region.

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SO IS THIS IT?


Hyacinth Harewood's Poem Illustrates the Struggles of Life - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Hyacinth Harewood’s Poem Asks So Is This It? – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Hyacinth Harewood

I’m a parasite on an interminable past that will outlast my gourmet greed,
I’m Tantalus in consummation, never stopping eating – under the curse of my past.
Yesterday’s spices drive me to wishing wells of the future that never fulfill water,
Not a drip from the cup to the caking lip.

Come tomorrow ….
Tomorrow never comes,
Intercepted by an interfering today.

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Financial degradation at Site 52 puts species at risk: Part three of a five-part series


Rachel Muenz Continues With Part Three of Her Series on Garbage - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Continues With Part Three of Her Series on Garbage – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Zema Luncher

Protests at Site 52 are putting a severe strain on the financial ecosystem, damaging the habitats of taxpayers and politicians, says Comise County Warden Tom Gudgeon.

Blockades at the proposed dump site in Teeny Township are not only harming these species but the protestors as well, he added.

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Brainwashed by Site 52 protestors: Part four of a five-part series


Rachel Muenz Writes About a Character That Loves Garbage in Part Four of Her Series - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About a Character That Loves Garbage in Part Four of Her Series – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Zema Luncher

Charlene Rawston used to love garbage. Instead of keeping it in bins or in the garage, she kept the bags in the living room where she could talk to them and share stories. When Site 52 was first proposed she wholeheartedly supported it, happy that other bags like her close friends would finally have a proper home. But then the protestors came and everything changed.

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Camille Nelson’s Album First Words, Why I Love It


Brikena Ribaj Reviews the Musical Work of Camille Nelson

Brikena Ribaj Reviews the Musical Work of Camille Nelson

By Brikena Ribaj

This is Camille Nelson, my very good friend.

Camille Nelson is one of my all-time favorite people. Among so many other things, she is also an artist par excellence. Camille is also the one who patiently taught me how to play the guitar, the one with whom I’ve had many an adventure over the years, and the one who simply excels at all she does. And she manages to do it all by being unapologetically good and quintessentially Camille.

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Hard Work


Nick Goodwin Does Not Want Stress to Rule His Life - Photo: MorgueFile.com

Nick Goodwin Does Not Want Stress to Rule His Life – Photo: MorgueFile.com

By Nick Goodwin

Hard work. Sometimes I feel that I know the definition of it. Truly, I do not. I have the vision of where I want to be with my successes. This is what sets the tone for how hard I must work. Lately I am coming to discover just how much work is involved with reaching your goals. Endless efforts.

My plan is to stay organized. I am able to think a lot more clearly if everything around me in my life is taken care of. However, it is impossible to live a completely stress-free life. When you are meticulous, little things can throw you off. When you are careless, things build up and the stress is there in an overwhelming sense. It will be there. The only thing you can do is accepting the bad with the good.

So, before I get sucked into my little world of computer graphics and illustrations I plan to make sure my life is in order and organized. If I do this, getting down to business will feel more like a privilege as well as I will have a clear focus when I am ready to crack down on the task(s) at hand.

There are lots to keep a busy person motivated. I think the true challenge is being able to focus on “the now” and still feel motivated by the prize at the end of the road. I see people around me feeling overwhelmed by their work and I sometimes doubt their approach. I have faith in their ability to eventually overcome their state of distress and of course I admire their strength to not quit. The art of working hard and living stress-free is something I will continue to try and understand as well as master.

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Ode to Silence


Brikena Ribaj Loves Portland, Oregon - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Brikena Ribaj Loves Portland, Oregon - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

By Brikena Ribaj

One of the reasons I love Portland, OR, well, other than it being home to the best bookstore I have seen in North America, Powell’s, is how quiet it is.

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Franz Ferdinand Concert Report


Franz Ferdinand Concert - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Franz Ferdinand Concert - Photo by Brikena Ribaj

Franz Ferdinand is on tour promoting their new album Tonight with Franz Ferdinand. We saw them in concert last night and I am happy to report that they delivered. They performed for one and a half hours and the energy of the band was in harmonious synch with that of the crowd.

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Taylor Swift?! Uh-huh!


Brikena Ribaj Rocks to Taylor Swift

Brikena Ribaj Rocks to Taylor Swift

By Brikena Ribaj

Today I rocked to country.

Yes. I did.

I rocked to country music.

The reason I say this twice is because, well, for lack of a better phrase, I don’t do country. I don’t know why. I just can’t. I am not attracted to it. I never was. While I’m sure that country music feeds many people, it doesn’t manage to feed me in any way. Not even with carbs. It’s a preference issue, you see. For example, I love Verdi, Wagner, Beethoven, and Mozart but I don’t care for Schumann. I love Indie rock but basically everything about Grunge bothers me. And, yes, Nirvana is an exception. Kurt Cobain is bigger than any genre. And I loved him. Very much. I still do. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” continues to be a high-frequency track. It’s not grunge, it’s classic. So there are exceptions within certain genres, of course.

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Garbage Strike


Nick Goodwin Comments on Toronto's Garbage Strike - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Nick Goodwin Comments on Toronto's Garbage Strike - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Nick Goodwin

Okay, so Toronto’s morale doesn’t seem to be out of whack at all. Maybe a little unfocused but somehow people are remaining happy even with the increasingly gross trails of garbage leading from overflowing containments. Are we to improvise and use our creative minds to construct this trash into something we can all gawk at? We need to come up with something.

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It’s A Great Deal


The Write Heart

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Can you imagine that I am offering free life coaching on any of your life’s challenges for the low, low cost of one book sale from you? Yes – this is not a gimmick – it is true.

We can do the life coaching through email if you are long distance, or we could do it over the phone if you are local. We can also use such services as MSN and Yahoo Messenger if you prefer a more instant approach to the life coaching. I look forward to hearing from you. Make your dreams come true!

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My Brother


Nick Goodwin Pays Tribute to His Brother - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

Nick Goodwin Pays Tribute to His Brother - Photo Courtesy of Morguefile.com

By Nick Goodwin

I don’t see as much of my brother as I would like to, however, we got together for my aunt’s wedding and Father’s Day the day after. He’s busy working all summer. It has been weird being away from home. It has been especially weird since when I do visit home I notice the changes. My brother going away to school and then away working hard. My younger brother, I had considered the day we would both leave home but I was never ready for it.

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