Ice shoves no longer — caves being destroyed some time this week

An iconic and beautifully rare scene on the shore of Crystal Beach is about to be destroyed. People flooded the area this past weekend to view the ice shoves at Crystal Beach on Lake Erie. Of course, as in any large crowd, not all went according to plan and common sense was not at its peak. A senior citizen broke a hip after slipping on the ice, emergency vehicle access was blocked by the many illegally parked cars, and by Family Day, the caves themselves … Continue reading

Facebook Hashtagging: It’s a Thing Now

The most recent Facebook fad is complaining about people haphazardly tossing hashtags into their posts on the social media site. On June 12, it was announced that clickable hashtagging has been introduced to Facebook. I was away on my honeymoon for a week or so, and that means I’m married now, so I’m doubly likely to have my finger off the pulse of the news world. So, I’m wondering: Is this the reason for the uproar, or is this in response to it? I’m sure … Continue reading

Introducing Ella — & The Frustrating New St Catharines Hospital Situation

I wasn’t allowed to bring my camera in with me, so I sneaked my phone and got a picture of her when I finally met her. She looks a lot like my dad, but she’s still very cute. 😉 Just kidding. She is adorable. I’m so glad I was able to see her yesterday, and I can’t wait til she is able to come home to her parents, and to be able to get to know her bigger sister (who isn’t all that big at … Continue reading

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You might have noticed the new site design. (And if you didn’t, you probably hadn’t visited before — P.S., welcome!) I’m going for a cleaner look, with a bit more organization. You may have also noticed the sidebar now contains a signup form for my newsletter. Yep. In the spirit of productivity, I’ve decided to start a once- or twice-weekly newsletter. Sign up for: A swift recap the stuff I’ve posted during the week What’s coming up including new projects Exclusive videos and articles  It’s … Continue reading

Dennis Rodman: “Kim Jong Un just wants Obama to call”

This is my favourite news of the year: Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un just wants Obama to call WASHINGTON – The first American to meet North Korea’s new leader says Kim Jong Un doesn’t want war with the United States. He just wants President Barack Obama to call him. Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman says Obama and Kim share a love of basketball, so “let’s start there.” Rodman is just back from a visit to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and spent … Continue reading

Windows Live Messenger (MSN) Gone for Good March 15

UPDATED: SEE THIS POST and consider the one below inaccurate, thanks to Microsoft. — Beware the Ides of March.  Why?  Not because your best friend is going to stab you in the back, but it might feel like it to the loyal users who have stuck with Windows Live Messenger through all its incarnations. The go-to replacement of the early 2000s for dated services like ICQ will be leaving us forever on March 15, 2013.  Not to worry, you can still use its services by … Continue reading

Flickr Pro Free for 3 Months

As somewhat of a photo nerd, I was so excited yesterday when I logged in to see that Flickr was giving away 3 months of Pro for free.  What a merry Christmas after all! I love Flickr. If you’ve never tried it and you love photography, now’s the time. This offer is extended to members old and new. I also had no idea you could post each photo to up to 60 groups, but I don’t think I’ve ever put any of mine in more … Continue reading

Interactive Map of Toronto’s Fallen Soldiers (Source: Global News)

I am beyond impressed with this map provided by Global News. An incredible 2870 names of fallen soldiers from the First World War geocoded and analyzed, plotted onto this map of Toronto according to their next of kin’s address, along with their age, date of death, occupation and rank.  If you’re especially familiar with the area, this might be of extra interest to you.  I lived next to the residence of a fallen gunner named Edward Trevor Lynge. He died September 7, 1918.  Gives “close … Continue reading

Weird

It turned out of course as many know by now that the body found up north from my last post was that of Shana Carter, missing since December 2010 from her Grimsby residence.  Everything about this story is a little too close to home, geographically, for me.  It’s scary for us smaller-town people to realize this stuff happens outside of the bigger cities.  It’s equally scary to think that we drove past and looked into that little nook of the woods a hundred times over … Continue reading