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I received an email from the Barenaked Ladies about a holiday album offer they have with Amazon.com.  For $2.99, you can download the MP3 version of their album Barenaked for the Holidays.  Why not?  We enjoy BNL, you can’t beat the price and we don’t have...

A second book testimonial

An all-encapsulating sentence that Andrea wrote as part of our review of the children’s book Sleeping Dragons All Around for our Just One More Book!! children’s book podcast (JOMB for short) will appear as one of four testimonials on the dust jacket of the...

Ashoka’s Youth Venture a huge disappointment

A few days ago I called on my Twitter network to participate in a vote to help brothers Kyle and Brady Baldwin win $10,000 with which to buy and distribute 8,000 books to needy children through the My Own Book Foundation they set up when they were 14 and 16 years old...

Goals, not predictions, for 2009

This is typically the time of year that social media folks make predictions for the coming year.  I’ve been known to offer my own thoughts (Web 2.0.08 and An eye on 2007).  The problem is there’s no point making the obvious predictions (since they’re...

A new education on the parliamentary system

One of the exciting things about the goings-on inside and outside of Canada’s House of Commons, is the education many of us are getting about how the parliamentary system works — mudslinging aside. Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party have been...

Sixth Photo Meme

I guess it’s my day to catch up on meme’s I’ve fallen behind on.  Thankfully, this one only dates back to yesterday —  Derek K. Miller tagged me so blame him. It works like this:  if you use Flickr, go to the sixth page of your photostream and...