“Give a child a book, she’ll be happy. Give a child a library, she’ll be literate.”
That’s the philosophy behind Access Books, an organization in LA that provides books to under-funded inner-city schools in Southern California. It’s also the principle that motivated ever-energetic Canadian author Helaine Becker to coordinate “AIR LIFT [...]Continue Reading →
Just 10 days remain until I leave for Ethiopia. I thought it might be fun to answer some questions I’m getting, and share some other details about day to day life.
Won’t it be hot?
When we think of tropical regions in the time we call “summer,” it’s tempting to imagine the hottest weather [...]Continue Reading →
Well, that was exciting. Just when I thought I was getting on top of my to-do list– hacked blog! But luckily nothing important was damaged– other than my plans for Wednesday evening. Consider this your reminder to always back everything up.
Now, on to some things I’ve been wanting to tell you about:
THIS VERY [...]Continue Reading →
Look at this neat view of Toronto I got as my plane landed at Billy Bishop airport the other day:
And then the wind from the plane landing blew so hard, the buildings swayed in the gust:
or, “it’s fun when my iphone camera makes art by accident”
I’ve been thinking it might be fun to backtrack and tell you about my trip to LA, and then Toronto, and then Kitchener in March. I have so many people, places and books to introduce you to!
But first up, the flight to LA itself.
My planned reading material for the flight was Lisa [...]Continue Reading →
I know I’m not the only one around here who would rather work almost anywhere than at her desk. For me, cafes are where its at.Continue Reading →
Thank you, students, teachers & librarians at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, for being such wonderful hosts to Skribbs & I. Something I’m starting to notice with all these school presentations is how different one student body can be from another. The character of schools is almost as varied as the personalities of individuals. [...]Continue Reading →
Just a quick note to let you know about some media appearances I have coming up this week, in Toronto:
Droppin’ Dimez CKLN, FM 88.1, Toronto Monday, February 11, 2008, 4:45pm
I’m in the National Post today.
As you should well understand by now, dance movies are one of my favourite things– in movies, generally, but more so, in all of life. So I was delighted when Alison Broverman invited me, along with Studio Sweatshop / Solid State‘s JoDee Allen to nitpick and shriek [...]Continue Reading →