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Migration Patterns Podcast is now live!

My very first podcast season is now live! Migration Patterns is an interview show where I speak to immigrants who have made Canada ...

Interviewees Needed for Migration Patterns Podcast

Migration Patterns: Interviewees Needed for New Podcast

I have some exciting news - I've been quietly working on creating an interview podcast! It's called Migration Patterns and my ...

Use the hashtag Diverse Reads 2017

Reading Diversely in 2017

And kinda failing at that in 2016... Partway through 2016, a coworker of mine wrote an article in a newsletter about the lack of ...

Conflict Resolution and Healthy Relationships

I recently wrote this after taking a webinar on Making Difficult Conversations Easy by the Effectiveness Institute. It was first published in my workplace newsletter. I've put the techniques into action a couple of times this month and they work! If conflict stresses you out, give it a whirl - you have ...

That Book Girl – a 2015 Reading Recap

In 2015, I noticed that books and reading had become a fixture of my personality... well at least to my friends and acquaintances. It's not a terrible thing to be known as the book person. I've always thought of it as that I like to learn new stuff. You won't find me crafting Christmas ornaments out of ...

Is Alberta the Texas of the North?

I recently went to Dallas for a Library Communications and Marketing conference. It was awesome but I'm not talking about that today. My goal for this post is to put to rest the stereotype that Alberta is the Texas of Canada by comparing Dallas to Alberta's two big centres, Calgary and Edmonton. Let's ...

Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto

Finding Affordable Local Art for Your Home

As a child, visiting my Grandma B's house meant seeing naked ladies.  In paintings on the walls. [caption id="attachment_2798" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Palma il Vecchio - de Badende Nymphenen Diana and Callisto. It probably was not this exact painting, but something ...