Category: Good Idea

Downtown Train

It’s been an interesting couple of months living downtown in the city. There are some truly great things like music festivals (two in August alone) and farmers’ markets (every Wednesday and Saturday, and sometimes on Thursday evenings) and outdoor movies and going to the pub for supper with friends and not having to worry about how we’re going to get… Read more →

Support the arts and culture because art and culture support you

BEFORE YOU CLICK THE VIDEO: I see these things a lot in my feed: dancers or painters or singers or musicians – artists – doing something that ‘blows everyone away’ or ‘brings you to tears’ or is just generally amazing. I want you to think about something when you see these types of posts come up in your TL: this… Read more →

Three letter word

I know that “running” on an elliptical isn’t really running, but I just did about 10k over an hour on the the thing and the last time I did any physical activity that made me pant and sweat like that for an hour, I think I was in labour. Or maybe it was whatever happened on tequila shooters night that… Read more →

Jargon is the death knell of business planning

Allow me this one small dalliance into negativity. It won’t take long, and it’s about jargon. In this case, it’s specifically about business/financial jargon, but every group has its own set of nonsensical words that may have a specific meaning in their particular setting, but which become ridiculous outside of that setting. Jargon is basically a set of words that… Read more →

Money for Nothing

Copyright is, at its simplest form, the method by which creators are paid for their work. It is a registration of an intellectual property (IP). It says “the creator has the right to charge, or not to charge, money for you to use this”. It’s not a form of censorship (and no court would rightfully allow someone to use copyright… Read more →

Design is not my strong suit

Here’s the thing. I want a writing studio. I want a space that I can come to where creativity is the THING. I may even do sewing here. When we bought this house, it came with a really neat space above the garage. It’s been great to have games up here and shindiggery, but in the past couple of years,… Read more →

Competition?

Hi cenobyte, How have you been? I understand you only wanted to communicate to your previous consultant but I am emailing you now check on the update for your book. We are celebrating our 17th anniversary this month and we’re giving out almost more than 50% discount. I am not sure if you are particular in saving during the publication… Read more →

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