Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Benjamin Watson and Ferguson

Ferguson and Benjamin WatsonThe Ferguson situation has been in the news constantly the last few weeks. And like most, I do not know enough of the facts to comment. That is why I thought this was such an excellent post by Benjamin Watson, as he talks about all the mixed emotions involved. Excellent.

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Pink “Glitter in the Air”

Pink Glitter in the AirI loved this song before I saw Pink perform at the Grammy Awards. But when I saw her do this performance, I was blown away. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched this video. Incredible.

Watch the Grammy performance here

Buy the album at:

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Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado shrimp salsaI know its not summer right now but you can still get avocado in the grocery store and sometimes you just need a food or two that make you think summer. I thought this would be a good one to make with tortilla chips for movie night (see Just Anything blog) or would be yummy with chicken.

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

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Day 67 – Inspiration

InspirationI went to a Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni event at our high school tonight. It was a lovely event that honoured a number of teachers and supporters of the school. Very well deserved accolades.

As I stood there listening to the stories, it made me think of my school years and the influence teachers had on me. Every school has it’s good and it’s bad teachers. The good ones make such a difference in a student’s life. They inspire, they befriend, they teach about respect and they provide mentorship.

The bad ones, well even they have a purpose. I have always felt that they are there to teach our kids the reality of life. That they will work for and with people that challenge them in positive and negative ways, so they need to experience all types of teachers.

But back to the good teachers. I had a couple teachers that I still vividly remember. My socials teacher in high school was excellent. He was probably my one teacher that I felt prepared me for university.

My grade 5 teacher was an older Scottish man (although looking back he probably wasn’t that old now that I’m almost 50 I realize how young most of my teachers probably were – because 50 is young!). He was my first male teacher and I thought he was great, especially when he taught me how to Scottish dance.

I think teachers are amazing for choosing to do what they do. An hour or two in a classroom definitely makes you appreciate what they do. And think how much time the kids spend at school. The teachers have such a huge impact on kids. So really nice tonight to hear the stories of how much these teachers had meant to the individuals presenting the awards.

How about you? Do you have a favourite teacher? What made that teacher special?

I am so glad there are people who continue to become teachers and help us from the adults are children will become.

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“Stories I Only Tell My Friends” by Rob Lowe

Rob LoweOh how we swooned over Rob Lowe (and still are… the man doesn’t age). Found this book a good to read as it gave an inside look to all that was going on during those years of the Brat Pack and more. A fun read.

Buy this book at your local bookstore or at:

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