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Random Linkage: Is it June Already?

Posted  June 17, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Holy heck it’s June already! Are you feeling it? I hope wherever you are that the sun is shining on your pretty face and you have a nice cold drink chilling beside you. May you all be free from harm. Let it be known that long ago I once almost killed my cousin and I […]

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Confessions….

Posted  June 22, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

I like a Dave Matthews Band song. I have been crying more in the past 6 months in my entire lifetime and it feels amazing. Really. I’ve been doing a lot of self massage with tennis balls on my upper shoulders. Can’t recommend this enough. I am quite adept at keeping bamboo alive. My first […]

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Product Management Workshop: Aug. 22-23 in Chicago

Posted  June 28, 2015  by  Anonymous

  Want to take  your Product craft to the next level? Attend the Craftsman PM 2-day hands-on Product Management workshop. Think holistically about building and marketing The Whole Product Go beyond MVP/Lean Startup and dogmatic frameworks Raise your Product Management game Details are here: The Craftsman PM: A 2-day Hands-on Workshop  Where: Blue1647, Chicago, IL When: August […]

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Anxious and Angry and Helping Others so Very Much

Posted  July 11, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

I am a voracious consumer of podcasts. Zillions of podcasts are just waiting to tickle my earbuds on a daily basis. I use Downcast to manage them all as it’s a pretty full feature “podcatcher” (I guess that’s what those in the know are calling this kind of tool). I listen to a whole bunch […]

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Books

Book Review: Susan Piver’s Start Here Now

Posted  August 30, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Yes. I know I told you that I had given up reading and reviewing books for a bit. After a few decent ones came my way, I decided to withdraw my ultimatum on book reviewing , but rather be more mindful with the amount of books I was signing myself up for taking on. Would […]

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Feeding the product team using “pull”

Posted  September 4, 2015  by  Anonymous

As soon as somebody says you’re spending too much time on something, you’re on the right track.—Bob Lefsetz, American music industry author. There are two approaches to delivering stories to your product team: pull and push. Typically, product managers and executives “push” more and more requests to the developers. Even though the team already has […]

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Not anti social, just idiotic

Posted  September 4, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

  I am so sorry! I’m not anti-social. I’m idiotic! Oh gosh. I’m just seeing now that I had comments turned completely off here on this blog. I really do want to hear from you. Leave me a comment. Say “Hi” and bring me up to speed on how you’re doing. Tell me something about […]

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Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks Into Breakthroughs | Michaela Haas

Posted  September 7, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Do you know that feeling when the right message comes along at the right time? Whenever I’ve gone through tough times, or been asked by a friend how I’ve coped with difficulties, my tried and true, go-to recommendation has been to read Pema Chödrön’s When Things Fall Apart. It has been a great comfort during […]

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What’s Different about Managing SaaS Products?

Posted  September 10, 2015  by  Anonymous

By Felicia Anderson SaaS provides a treasure trove of new user insights. As customers adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) in record numbers, those software providers that effectively leverage SaaS’ unique advantages will move into industry-leading positions.  Companies that fail to do so will lose competitive ground. Here are 3 areas that every SaaS product […]

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Help Name a New Buddhist Book!

Posted  September 13, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

Cover Art by Carole Leslie | ZenDotStudio I haven’t been speaking about it very often given that I’ve been pretty heads-down working away on it, but Sumeru Press and I are ever so close to releasing the anthology of Canadian Buddhist women’s writing. We’re now in need of a title. Please either email info@sumeru-books.com with […]

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Our Friendly Hawk

Posted  February 29, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Every day there is a hawk which visits our home. It lands in a tree not fifty feet from our balcony and surveys the area. The first time I noticed it was during a kill. The hawk came out of the sky very fast and landed on a small rabbit.The kill was in…

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Liberals Appear To Be Reneging on Pot Reform Promises !!! Trudeau Instructs Police Forces To CONTINUE Arresting Canadians For Simple Possession. LYING LIBERALS !!

Posted  March 2, 2016  by  leftdog

LYING LIBERALS ON POT REFORM NOW !! – ‘Keep busting them’ says Trudeau!!!Justin Trudeau has advised the nations police to continue to harass and arrest Canadians for simple possession of marijuana. What a lying bunch of opportunists you guys are:Straig…

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A daughter reflects on her final moments with her dad

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

Celebrating Father’s Day hasn’t been the same since losing her dad, but Kate Wells takes it as an opportunity to remember him and the lessons he taught her.

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The best new sunglasses for your face shape

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  CanadianLiving.com / Latest

Protect your eyes in style with the most-coveted sunnies of the season.

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ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

ACCREDITATION: Media Passes for Canada Day 2016 in Canada’s Capital Region

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How to Forge Memories

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

How to Forge Memories

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You too can Dream your Country

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

You too can Dream your Country

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The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will announce the Government of Canada’s ratification of the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 Concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employmen…

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Address by Minister Dion at a workshop for civil society organizations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Each and every one of you-members of more than 40 of Canada’s leading human rights and civil society organizations-works tirelessly to promote inclusion, pluralism and human rights.

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Brooke Henderson: A Q&A with Canada’s next golf superstar

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

The young athlete, who will represent Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympics, talks family, being Canadian and her guilty pleasure.

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Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site Opens its Doors for a New Season

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Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Finance to Participate in The Economist’s Canada Summit in Toronto

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Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna to deliver a keynote speech at Canada’s Forum on Hydropower

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, will speak at the Canada’s Forum on Hydropower hosted by the Canadian Hydropower Association.

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Treaty Principals take action to improve treaty negotiations

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, and the First Nations Summit have developed a path forward to improve and expedite treaty negotiations with First Nations in British Columbia.

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Ministers LeBlanc, McKenna and Bennett Celebrate World Oceans Day

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will deliver remarks and make an announcement at the Ocean Summit 2016 on World Oceans Day.

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Everything you need to know about fentanyl, the dangerous new drug on the block

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

A powerful painkiller that’s many times more potent than heroin, fentanyl is the reason music icon Prince is dead. It’s also a growing problem in Canada, where fentanyl-related deaths have spiked in the past five years. Here’s what you need to kn…

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New 2016–2017 programming at the Biosphere

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the launch of its new programming for 2016 2017, the Biosphere invites journalists to visit its new exhibitions on the themes of weather forecasting, climate change, and the benefits of nature.

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Good FridayParty For the Brown’s and Friends

Posted  March 31, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Lynda invited some of her friends and family for dinner and was surprised that the whole gang were free to come. Only Dar and Mitch were unable to come from Ottawa. Twenty three of us came on a wintery day when we had power outages, ice rain and a coun…

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A Friend

Posted  March 31, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Most people believe that they have friends. Most of the people believe that they are a friend to several  acquaintances. I have several friends or used to have several friends. As I age the number diminished to a very few. Today I lost a dear frie…

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Coach Darcy

Posted  April 3, 2016  by  Polar Bear

My granddaughter Darcy is the coach of an elite midget hockey team in Guelph. This weekend her team won the gold in a tournament representing her large area. It is the Lower Lakes division and it is an excellent division for future elite women hockey p…

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Mothers Day

Posted  May 8, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Every year when Mothers Day comes around I have memories that pop up to keep Mom alive in my life. It is 42 years since Mom passed away but it does not seem that long ago. When I talk on the phone to my siblings our conversations usually get around to …

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Trees and Birds are Back

Posted  May 15, 2016  by  Polar Bear

The last two weeks has seen a magical transformation in our area. Our trees budded and blossomed and right during this time the birds came back in large numbers. Our two apple trees were stressed this year from unseasonal weather during January and Feb…

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Wonderful Wedding

Posted  May 16, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Saturday past Theresa and I attended a wedding for our Grand daughter and her new partner Jamie. It was a family get together like few from the past. One hundred and sixty people who came together to celebrate this special day. We met people that we ne…

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"Trudeau’s Rampage"

Posted  May 19, 2016  by  leftdog

Trudeau’s Rampage it is 🙂

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Bullying Is NOT Leadership Mr. Trudeau.

Posted  May 19, 2016  by  leftdog

Bullying is not leadership, whether it is invoking Closure on an important Bill or testosteronic rampaging on the floor of the House of Commons which injured a fellow Member of Parliament. Just sayin’ 🙁

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Views from Our Balcony

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Our bungalow has a walkout lower level and above it is a nice size balcony. It is large enough for a barbecue , two small tables and four Muskoka chairs. In the winter and the leaves are gone there is a wide open space to view the creek and protected a…

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Bringing Home the Pool Table

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Polar Bear

Here at our clubhouse we are setting up a pool hall and games room. I am in charge of the games room. We have been given three tables for our use. One is brand new and we have to set it up. One is already set up and the third is another story.This frie…

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The difference between Trump and Clinton

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  Anonymous

Eric Alterman writes about How False Equivalence Is Distorting the 2016 Election Coverage | The Nation and sums up the basic difference between Trump and Clinton:

 Journalistic abdications of responsibility are always harmful to democracy, but reporters and pundits covering the 2016 campaign will be doing the public a particularly grave disservice if they continue to draw from the “both sides” playbook in the months leading up to the November election. Now that Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee for president, some simple facts about him and his campaign should be stated clearly and repeatedly, not obfuscated or explained away or leavened into click bait. Trump is a pathological liar and conspiracy theorist, a racist, misogynist, and demagogic bully with a phantasmagoric policy platform and dangerously authoritarian instincts. Hillary Clinton’s flaws and failures are many, and they should not be discounted, either. But they are of an entirely different order. Love her or hate her, at least we don’t have to wonder whether she believes in democracy. When it comes to sane and even semi-sensible policy proposals for America’s future in the 2016 presidential election, there is only one side.

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Endorsing Trump is like tying a rotting fish around your neck

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous

I loved this comment at Lawyers, Guns and Money:

Endorsing Trump is like tying an already “whiffy” dead fish around your neck – it’s already going off, and it will just smell worse and worse, until, finally , people are disgusted to be around you. And then you have to answer the inevitable questions – Why would you tie a dead fish around your neck? Didn’t you know it would smell? Don’t you know fish goes off? Do you like the smell of rotting fish? Do you believe in wearing rotting fish? What’s wrong with you…..? But the worst thing is after weeks, you personally will no longer be able to smell the fish – it will be normal to you – and people will have to yell at you, “you smell of rotting fish! You’re disgusting!”
And finally when you want to take it off – “yech, you still smell of rotting fish … get out of here.” And once you remove the fish, you’ll start to smell it again, in your clothes, your furniture, your car – and you’ll be mortified. And before anyone will let you back into polite company you’ll have to burn your entire wardrobe, disinfect or reupholster the remaining furniture, and you’ll always have to deal with people worried about your taste for the smell of rotting fish.

That’s exactly what the Republicans are now finding out.
Even Harper wasn’t as bad, and that’s saying something.

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On this historic night

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  Anonymous
BREAKING: @AP finds Clinton reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president pic.twitter.com/e473F0G4vX

— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2016

I am woman, hear me roar in numbers to great to ignore

This is my fight song

Sail on Silver Girl…your time has come to shine.

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