Writing (all kinds)

MyRoxanne is a fictional story. This blog will also have traditional blog-style entries, non-fiction pieces and a mélange of writing pieces.

Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down (Official Video)


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The natural beauty of Fernando de Noronha


By Murilo Padoan

It was my first time on that island. During the accurate land procedure of the airplane, the natural beauty of Fernando de Noronha already became noticeable: the clear green-blue water was contrasting with the volcanic black stones stood along with the coast and the flowed fly of the birds seemed like a dance in the sky, enriching the landscape in a wonderful way.
Due to the period that I arrived, the island was surrounded by a restless and threatened sea and the waves were as beautiful as dangerous.
At the end of the afternoon, despite being alone and wondering about what I was going to do in order to get a ride back to my hotel, I just kept strolling along the soft sand of the Conceição’s beach. I could feel the wind all over my skin and heard the swing of the fierce waves taking turns with the pulling back movement of the tide – paying some attention, I could be aware of the silence established between the end of a wave and the begging of the pulling tide. It was like poetry for all the five senses. I’ll never forget that moment.

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Phil Collins “One More Night”


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Stevie Wonder “Conversation Peace”


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Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Piano)


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Spice Girls “Forever”


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Phil Collins “Sussudio” (Remix)


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Cesária Évora “Sodade”


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John Mayer “Greatest Hits Collection”


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Seal “Newborn Friend” (Morales Mix)


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Winter Tips for Seniors


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Jungle Brothers “I’ll House You”


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Bass is Base “Funkmobile”


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How to shovel snow with cerebral palsy


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Upcoming Events in January at ADBCC – "The People's Residence" – A Different Booklist


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How to Shovel Snow


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Divorces Spike in the New Year: Think Twice About How You Use the Internet


Divorces Spike in the New Year

When ‘New Beginnings’ Involve a Marital Split, Think Twice About How You Use the Internet

Toronto, Ont. – January 2, 2020 – With studies showing a spike in divorce rates in the New Year, causing relationship experts to dub January “Divorce Month,” a leading Toronto family lawyer is urging couples calling it quits to exercise caution when using the Internet during the separation process.

“The Internet is a powerful tool that can help in the course of a divorce, but it can also drastically interfere with the process,” said Barry Nussbaum, Senior Lawyer at Nussbaum Law, explaining that post-holiday season is a popular time for couples to split because they want to avoid disrupting family time and start the New Year afresh.

“Going through a separation is hard enough – the last thing you need is to do something wrong by relying on the Internet for a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ divorce or airing your dirty laundry, both of which may come back to haunt you later,” Nussbaum explained. “Even one small, wrong move can lead to big consequences in court.”

So how is the Internet helpful and when is it not? Nussbaum offers these tips for couples going through a divorce:

Stick to the facts: The Internet is an excellent source of information when it comes to general statements on the law. It’s worthwhile to spend time online educating yourself, but be careful not to make assumptions based on what you’ve read since each situation is fact-specific to the individuals involved. Nussbaum cautions against making a determination on your particular circumstances without speaking with a professional who knows the law thoroughly, and how to apply it to your case. Think of it like going to a doctor: a family lawyer can help you diagnose your particular case and confirm your entitlements, including custodial rights.

Avoid self-representation: Because information available online includes items such as court forms, some people choose to file their own divorce applications. While this practice may seem to be time and money-saving, it can actually result in the opposite in the long run. Couples who try to navigate the complex legal system themselves may find their court applications rejected, adding complications to an already stressful situation. It’s impossible to replace the experience and expertise of lawyers specializing in family law – who know the ins and outs of the divorce process – with documents found online. To a non-lawyer, the court procedure is often more complex than the law itself.

Keep quiet on social media: It may feel good at the moment, but venting on social media can severely damage a divorce case. Regardless of your privacy settings, keep in mind that any personal thoughts posted on social media about your separation – positive as well as negative – can be used as evidence against you. Name-calling and posting damaging or hurtful comments about your spouse can be “a nail in the coffin in obtaining joint custody,” Nussbaum emphasized. “The court is a creature of the ‘paper’ trail, and once it’s out there, you won’t be able to get it back, which could negatively impact your case.” Even posting positive comments about your spouse may help your spouses’ custody case while harming yours.

Put away the camera: Stay away from posting photos and videos online. Photos and videos are frequently used in attempts to prove adultery, and can also affect custody and spousal support rulings. Even a harmless photo of someone holding a friend’s hand can easily be misconstrued and that person may suddenly find themselves defending against an adultery claim. Similarly, if you’re claiming an inability to fulfill financial obligations, don’t share photos of yourself on a lavish vacation. Even posting photos or videos of your kids is a no-no as they can be misinterpreted, or perhaps there’s something you didn’t notice in the background that may call your parenting skills into question.

“Beyond the Internet, couples going through a divorce should use caution when using any piece of technology, from computers to texts and emails, as the same rules apply – anything placed in writing can be used as evidence,” Nussbaum said. “The best rule of thumb is to keep in mind that if you don’t post anything, it can’t be used against you.”

More information and a free downloadable legal guide to divorce can be found at www.nussbaumlaw.ca.

About Nussbaum Law

Nussbaum Law is a Toronto-based law firm dedicated exclusively to family law. Its legal staff is committed to providing a personal approach to all clients and taking time to understand that each family situation is unique and has its own set of family values.  Advocating on behalf of clients to ensure the best possible outcome, the team aims to resolve disputes through mediation and negotiation. The practice has extensive experience in litigating cases in both the Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Justice.

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Coolio “Gangsta’s Paradise”


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Sting “Brand New Day”


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Predictions 2020


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Children’s New Year’s Eve Party


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Spice Girls “Wannabe”


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Miley Cirus “Party in the USA”


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The Best of Classical Music


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Shop ‘Til You Drop


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Whitney Houston “Amazing Grace”


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Silent Night


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Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Movie)


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Jingle Bells Rock


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Jake Paul (feat. Nick Crompton) “12 Days of Christmas”


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Mariah Carey “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


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Michael Bolton “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


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Jackson 5 “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


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Bruce Springsteen “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


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Michael Bublé & Ariana Grande “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


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The USA for Africa “We are the World”


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Band-Aid “Do They Know it’s Christmas”


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World Powerful English Lesson in Toronto – Airbnb Experience


In a fun class held at Faema Caffé restaurant in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, we will spend time for you to practice your English skills, plus have the opportunity to listen to a native English-speaker. The restaurant atmosphere is quiet and perfect for a one-on-one opportunity to improve your English in order to fully enjoy your stay while you are in Toronto, Canada which tends to be predominantly English-speaking. You may want to take this class along with other English-language programs in Toronto, in order to have the opportunity to experience your own private English tutor with the enjoyment in a restaurant where you can also order food and have time for breaks. There is a lot of vocabulary to learn with many suggestions that will be provided for improving your English through easy and affordable homework suggestions associated with media, songs, books from the library, going to English-speaking parties, shopping in English, social media in English, apps in English, and making English-speaking friends in both written and spoken English. This experience will be the same for each of the participants who take the experience class.

For more information, check out this link and book today!

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Frank Sinatra “Let it Snow”


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Good Adoptions


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Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada | Le gouvernement du Canada fait en sorte qu’il soit plus facile pour les étrangers de présenter une demande de résidence temporaire et permanente à partir du Canada


Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada People can now give their fingerprints and photo right here in Canada December 3, 2019 – Ottawa – Building on a government commitment made earlier this year, Canada is rolling out the final phase of its biometrics collection program. As of today, foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa or work or study permit, will need to have their fingerprints and photo taken and can do so at any of the 58 designated Service Canada locations across the country. Read more  Le gouvernement du Canada fait en sorte qu’il soit plus facile pour les étrangers de présenter une demande de résidence temporaire et permanente à partir du Canada
Les gens peuvent maintenant donner leurs empreintes digitales et leur photo ici au CanadaLe 3 décembre 2019 — Ottawa — En renforçant son engagement pris plus tôt cette année, le gouvernement du Canada met en œuvre la dernière phase de son programme de collecte de données biométriques.À compter d’aujourd’hui, les étrangers qui présentent une demande de prorogation ou de renouvellement de leur visa de visiteur, permis de travail ou permis d’études à partir du Canada, ou qui présentent une demande de résidence temporaire ou permanente, devront fournir leurs empreintes digitales et une photo, ce qu’ils peuvent faire à l’un des 58 bureaux désignés de Service Canada partout au pays.
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Boyz II Men “Let it Snow”


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Ojibwe Lesson 5


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Ojibwe Lesson 4


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