Posts tagged with "book".
So, we’ve looked and we’ve looked and we can’t find it. See, each week, Claire’s grade one class does library day. They get to pick out two books: an English book and a French book. They check them out, and are supposed to bring them home and read them, then bring them back one week later. This week, however, one of her books has gone missing. I don’t even remember that she brought it home to be honest, and though we’ve looked, turning the house upside down, we can’t seem to find it anywhere. The replacement fee: $15. The question then pops up: do we pay… or does she? Do we pull the mean parenting trick of “you lost it, so it comes out of your allowance” — which is like two months worth of chores for her, and dips into the cash she’s been diligently saving for our upcoming vacation — or do we compromise and find some other solution and fitting punishment… if anything? After all, it may be that I’m the one who put it somewhere when I was cleaning up and my age-addled brain has plum forgot.
I was listening to a book. It was early, the clock just barely approaching quarter-to-eight this morning. I had just climbed up the stairs from the Central LRT Station, I was plugged via my headphones into the 20th Anniversary Audio Edition …read the full post ⇒
But… well, not really.
My girls went on a three-night vacation without me this week, packing up and heading out Eastward to visit friends in the lovely city of Saskatoon, while I — holiday-less and obligation-ridden — stayed back in Edmonton to …
About four years ago, back in early 2007, when Karin (four months preggers) and I spent ten days on holiday in and around London, we saw some shows… but, of course.
Busy touring about as we were, my blog posts were quick, to-the-point …
There were a trilogy of science fiction books that I read back in my high school and university days called the “Requiem for Homo Sapiens” by an American author named David Zindell. I don’t really have a solid gauge on their …read the full post ⇒
Over the past couple years I’ve slowly been acquiring a small collection of books focused on a narrow band of topics in the non-fiction genre of information management, user interface design, and information design technology. I suppose like any good techie, the confluence of paper documentation with a set of well-loved ideas on a passion-inspiring topic is the metaphorical fly-on-honey.read the full post ⇒
I’ll avoid this becoming a commentary on the anti-intellectual nature of our society, but I wanted to make it known that I was deeply disappointed to get an email from Indigo.Chapters (the bookstore) providing me with suggestions for books that are “great …read the full post ⇒
For the entire month of June I’m planning on writing a series of blog-a-day posts based on a set series of open-ended questions to myself. This is one of those posts.
June 3rd // Something You Have Read
Since “reloading” this blog I’ve …