Month: March 2013

Me today and me aged 11

Life

Don’t ask what on earth inspired me to do this but here it is. Me aged 11 and me today. Last Sunday local photographer Ian McCausland came to NSI’s office (my workplace) to take photos of our current students. Staff were offered the chance to update their mugshot and since mine was three years old I figured I’d better get a new one. Ian always does a fab job so I’m pretty pleased with the […]

Gulp! I’m a Women of Distinction award nominee

Blogging

I’m very excited to tell you that I’ve been nominated for a Women of Distinction award. First off, I never thought I’d see the word ‘distinction’ anywhere in a sentence with my name. Those of you who know me well know that I have a potty mouth and like to speak my mind. Nonetheless I received the wonderful news that I’m officially nominated for these awards which recognise women who have enriched the community and inspired […]

I can’t get enough of: James Arthur

Music

I’m pretty obsessive. So, naturally, I obsess about different musicians. Last time it was Ellie Goulding. This time – belatedly – it’s X Factor UK winner James Arthur. Here’s the video/performance that made me fall in love with him. I’ve probably watched this 50 times. Ignore the nonsense you read about in the UK tabloids. At the heart of it, James is a wonderful artist. And here he is before he was famous. I know […]

A heartfelt shout out to blogging superstar Elan Morgan

Blogging

I watched a video yesterday of fellow Canadian blogger Elan Morgan (above) giving a presention at TEDx Regina back in May 2012. I had tears in my eyes during some parts of Elan’s presentation on self-doubt and the power of personal narrative. Clearly I was moved. Not only by what she had to say but also how she said it: sometimes tearing up herself on stage. So I did what any self-respecting blogger does: I fired […]

What I’m reading: The Art of Immersion by Frank Rose

Digital & Online

The Art of Immersion is a book about how the internet is changing storytelling. It’s written by Frank Rose, digital anthropologist and Wired contributing editor. I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve had the book for ages but never even opened it. That may have had something to do with the swirly cover which does my head in every time I look at it! Frank Rose started reporting on the tech world in the eighties after getting […]