August 2013

  • My Name is Memory

    My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see all of the ways that the two characters connected throughout the years. The timing or circumstances were never quite right for them to finally come together to live happily ever after. But that notion of fairy-tale love is […]

  • Stratford’s All-Wheels Skatepark

    Grab your skateboard and head to Stratford’s All-Wheels Skatepark. It’s time for another visual tour. This park doesn’t look like much. The ramps look kind of worn down. The concrete isn’t completely smooth. And the area looks like it used to be an industrial parking lot. But the metal ramps are a nice touch. The […]

  • Breathtaking Sidewalk Art

    David Zinn magically transforms the sidewalk and immediate environment into breathtaking works of art. And he does it in chalk. Absolutely incredible! I love how he makes three-dimensional drawings that are fully immersed in reality and fantasy at exactly the same time. This piece might just be my favourite. It really looks like Sluggo is […]

  • Connected by Books

    Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler I’m sure that we’ve all heard of Six Degrees of Separation – the theory that everyone is connected in six or fewer steps. That means you could be connected to me even if […]

  • Historic St. Marys, Ontario

    Thomas Ingersoll built mills at the Little Falls of the Thames and proclaimed a fair amount of land in the process. The community of St. Marys was established and it continued to grow and develop. It’s pretty cool to see that the Mill Wheel still exists even if the industry that was so important to […]

  • Two Back-to-Back Scrabble Wins

    I played two games of Scrabble with my mom this week and something really unusual happened. I got the exact same score at the end of both games. Here’s the proof . . . The first two columns are the score card for Game 1. You can see that I won with a total of […]

  • The New Adventures of Jack

    I am continuing to blog about every book I read. It’s a lot of fun having this yearly reading log.  The latest additions to the list are three trade paperbacks from the on-going Jack of Fables series.  Jack of Fables: Volume 5 – Turning Pages by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Russ Braun, Tony Akins, Jose […]

  • Grand Trunk Trail

    It’s time for another Photographic Tour! This time we are exploring the Grand Trunk Trail in St. Marys, Ontario. I accessed the trail via Milt Dunnel Field and ran up these stairs to the bridge. This high bridge over the Thames River was first constructed in 1857. Trains continued to use the bridge right up […]

  • Know Your History – Storytelling Rap

    Today, I want to look at one of the most difficult things a rapper can do throughout the course of a song – tell a story. Doesn’t sound very difficult, does it? After all, we tell stories all the time in our daily lives. But I am sure you have a friend or two who […]

  • Once Upon a Time VS Fables

    I just finished watching Season One of Once Upon a Time. I really had no interest in watching the show, and it’s not because I’m not interested in fairy tales. In fact, just the opposite. I love the idea of exploring these characters within a modern world and I love the themes within the stories. The […]