Archive for August, 2012

Elise’s Last Day

Lisa
This summer our newsroom grew from 3 to 4 people with the addition of Blackburn London’s paid summer news intern.  That person is Elise Copps-Smith and today is her last day as she goes back to Fanshawe College to finish... Continue reading

Best Facebook Status Update of the Week

Lisa
This was on Facebook this week. It pretty much sums things up about this nutty world and the collection of nutty people who inhabit it.  Apparently I’m not the only one with a Martian exploration obsession who loves a little... Continue reading

I Wish

Lisa
Sears’ 60th Christmas Wish Book is out. Oh how I remember the excitement of seeing that annual catalogue for the first time with its as-yet-unpawed, crisp pages. That was just last year.  Continue reading

Change in Strategy

Lisa
My goodness this whole ebook world is an education!  I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t need to learn how navigate Apple’s specific and special way of dealing with its iBooks store in order to make The Naked Truth... Continue reading

Life Explained

Lisa
It couldn’t be simpler.  Really.  Apply this simple chart to your life and away you go. You’re welcome!  Continue reading

To The Moon, Alice

Lisa
When Ralph Kramden threatened his wife Alice with, “to the moon”, it was 14 years before a human being would actually set foot on that planet.  The silly TV catch-phrase was thought so over the top and ridiculous because that’s... Continue reading

Taking Today Off

Lisa
I’m afraid I’m too mentally exhausted today to form an opinion about anything except perhaps that iTunes is the work of the devil.  But that’s a story for another day.  So today I present to you someone I miss.  Stan... Continue reading

The Missing Link

Lisa
A couple of years ago I wrote in this space about not understanding Linked In.  It’s a networking website where people link to other people for professional reasons.  They could be in a similar line of work, the same city,... Continue reading

Bigger Than a Boo-Boo

Lisa
What will it take to stop the child abuse “reality” shows that have taken hold, especially on TLC?  The L used to be for Learning.  Now it’s about Loot.   Continue reading

Get a Real Job

Lisa
More labour unrest is in the offing at college campuses over 28 issues including the instructors’ displeasure at being told how to teach.  Public school system teachers are miffed at being told they have to sign a contract that freezes... Continue reading