Category Archives: Book marks

Day one NaNoWriMo

Further proof that I’m batshit-crazy: I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. Basically you’re pledging to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. No prize other than carpal tunnel. The first 1,691 words weren’t too painful, unless you consider … Continue reading

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Flapping over Penguin

I’ve always loved Penguin’s clean, minimal design. It reminds me of library shelves, musty pages, favourite bookmarks. The publishing co. turned 75, and to celebrate they’ve launched a website dedicated to their catalogue and that ubiquitous orange cover. The best … Continue reading

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Tim Gunn is smoking…

Tim Gunn’s on The Daily Show right now, charming Jon Stewart and the audience, retelling the now-famous Anna Wintour story. It’s a favourite: here’s a version of the same story he told Reeg and Kelly today (thanks to Jezebel). Originally … Continue reading

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Edna, my hero

Edna Staebler might not be a household name outside of Kitchener Waterloo, but she should be. I have a dream of one day telling her story as a documentary or a feature film. She lived past her 100th birthday, but … Continue reading

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Hotel royalty: The Lord Nelson Hotel

On Friday night we popped into the Victory Arms, the pub inside the Lord Nelson Hotel, to see if we could make some sense out of Inception (not the movie, rather the hype). First thing we noticed: the old leather … Continue reading

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