Category Archives: Arts and entertainment

The Berkshires-Xu Bing at MASS MOCA

During our recent trip to the Berkshires in Massachusetts we returned to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, MA.  The gallery space is amazing and the art is, well, modern.  It is my favourite contemporary … Continue reading

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An Aversion to Oscar

Such hype there is every year when the Academy Awards Ceremony is shown on television.  There are tons of promotions about the movies and great speculation about who will win what.  My memory dims but I think I may have … Continue reading

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Lynn Miles-Ottawa International Writers Festival

The 2012 Fall International Writers Festival is underway in Ottawa.  I have attended a number of events with a couple more in my plans over the next few days. It is one of the pleasures of feeling you have time … Continue reading

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A Prairie Home Companion and We Were There!

Garrison who? Some twenty years ago my sister gave me an album on cassette tape (remember those…or maybe not).  She’d heard about the performer, Garrison Keillor, on CBC radio.  Mr. Keillor, an American, is well-known as an National Public Radio (NPR) … Continue reading

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Caine’s Arcade

There was a heartwarming story in the paper recently about Caine Monroy, a 9 year old who lives in East Los Angeles.  He is the subject of a short film that has become a recent Internet viral sensation.  The film … Continue reading

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A Blog Topic Can Keep You Current-Even If You Aren’t Interested

Background: When you have a blog you can see some of the ways people find your site.  They may google a certain topic-for example, “scotch and chocolate” and since there’s a blog about that subject on my blog they may click … Continue reading

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Being Behind the Curve Can Put You Ahead

Technology: a true story I have owned an iPod for several years.  It was a gift from my husband who thought it was time for me to come out of the dark ages when it came to music listening devices. … Continue reading

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