Monday, April 30, 2012

internet invents newspaper!

"Storify lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing together media scattered across the Web into a coherent narrative."  Yup, you can gather information and put it together into a readable format, into a 'coherent narrative'...which is short for story.  The common denominator, what will it think of next?  Fictional coherent narratives?  I do find it reassuring how common our denominator is.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

seeing is not believing

I have seen at the viewing.  I have seen at the cremation.  I have seen at the funeral.  I have seen their house without her.  And I still do not believe it.

Thank you to everyone for your kindness and comfort.

Friday, April 6, 2012

the robins remain

This morning at five a.m. my sister in law Barbara Rose died.  The sky is grey and I am raining.  The robins remain, taking baths in the puddle at the end of the drive.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What I learned today at the Law Library

From Wikipedia

I learned there is a country in the continent of Africa called Gabon.  Officially on record as the Gabonese Republic.  You all knew this, of course, but I must say, that despite knowing more about geography than my sister who confidently informed me while in grade six that 'yes if she coloured it purple it would be Portugal' (even if it was Spain or France), that my knowledge of the African continent is limited - to say, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa.  But today, I know where Gabon is.  And I know this because I was cruising through the Statues of Canada as I familiarized myself with Can LII, the free Canadian Law Database*.  And there, in the Statues was Canada–Gabon Tax Convention Act, 2004, SC** 2005.  You will be surprised how many countries Canada has Tax Convention Acts with.  It is almost as though we did business with them or something.

*Through our Lib Guide
**Statue of Canada (amazing, eh)