Published by HarperCollins, 2010
This is most likely going to be the hardest review I have ever written and may ever write. Usually when I review a book, I talk about believability of plot and writing style. For nonfiction, where plot has to be believed, I talk about engagement of characters to the [...]
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Published by HarperCollins, 2010
Over the years, our face has changed (literally: we went through a couple of makeovers). I have found myself stepping back, not having my voice as prominent as it once was, in order to highlight our talented writers. Our volunteers have changed over the years, but the one thing that has stayed the same is the loyalty to the magazine; the dedication of my volunteers; the kindness of our readers.
Usually found: in my sketchbook or at my bench
Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI
Occupation: Jewellery designer/metalsmith and most recently the metals studio technician at the Nova Scotia Centre of Craft and Design ( I begin in September)
Tell us about your art: My work up to this point has been one-of-a-kind pieces. My work [...]
How do you get from Betty White to a bestseller? No, it’s not a question in Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon; it’s what I’m hoping to achieve through my Author Effect project on Facebook.
Name: Sarah Marie Lacy
Usually found: Behind my easel, or behind my laptop
Hometown: St. Catharines, Ontario
Age: 22 years
Occupation: Artist, freelance web designer and freelance social media marketer (I like to keep busy!)
I Have My Mother’s Eyes is special for numerous reasons. Not only does it tell the story of Zosia Hoffenberg’s escape out of Poland (and Europe) during World War II, but it does so using three voices: Zosia herself (as told by daughter Barbara), the author (Zosia’s daughter), and Danielle, Barbara’s daughter, who took over the project and ensured its publication after the author died from cancer.
A few months’ ago, I talked to you about reducing the chemicals we use in our household cleaning products. I hope I made some of you think about what goes from these bottles on to our surfaces, and ultimately into our bodies and the air. Let’s keep on this train, but extend it to the [...]
There are two trends that are exploding in popularity now: interest in food and wine, and the convenience of mobile apps, says MacLean. That makes the Nat Decants Drinks Matcher a natural fit—like Stilton and port. As a wine-loving geek, I love finding ways for new technology to help us savour all of life’s pleasures, wherever we are.
The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.
“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is trying to eradicate the firearms registry, the one concrete measure taken to reduce gun violence against women.”
It is hard to comprehend that a product meant to clean and rid our lives of germs is actually bad for us, but it’s true. Our society seems to be germ obsessed and with that growing obsession has come a new understanding of the word “clean.” Unfortunately, germ-free is so difficult to obtain that it necessitates the use of harmful and dangerous chemicals to achieve.