Sunday, October 25, 2020

Canadian Artists and Bands ~ Alyssa Reid

Alyssa Ashley Reid (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in 2011, following the release of her single "Alone Again".

Reid was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in Brampton, Ontario. Her family moved around Canada often. Reid stated that it gave her the life experience she needed to enter the music industry. She wrote her first song at the age of 7 and started vocal lessons at the age of 9. From then on, she has continued to develop her voice into what has become a singular vocal style.  (from Wikipedia)

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Scrapbooking Challenge: Club

Scrapbook a layout about a club you belong to.

Don't scrapbook?  Journal about this or create a page in your art journal.  Just get creative!

I don't belong to any formal clubs . . . but I certainly do enjoy a well made clubhouse sandwich!  

Monday, October 19, 2020

Goodreads 2020 Update: #19 Hamlet

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
- Wikipedia

I've read this book more than once. Didn't we all have to read it in high school? My favourite part was the ending. Hamlet and Laertles duel. Laertes sword, which is poisoned, pricks Hamlet so he is going to die. Hamlet's mother drinks poisoned wine and dies. Hamlet makes the King drink the wine and he dies. Hamlet dies.

This is the 5th greatest fiction book of all time according to

This book is also on the following lists:
- 3rd on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
- 10th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
- 11th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
- 88th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
- How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
- The Graphic Canon (Book)
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
- The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)
- Great Books (Anthony O'Hear)
- Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
- 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
- 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
- The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
- From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at

Journal Prompt 19 2020 ~ One Word One Minute: Clean

One Word One Minute: Clean

Setting the one minute timer . . . 

I seem to be constantly cleaning but I never find the end of the chore list.  How do you win this race?  Some jobs I can't do anymore.  I really enjoy a clean house but I'm stuck with a tidy house because that's what I can accomplish.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Scrapbooking Challenge: Easy

Scrapbook a layout about an easy breezy time you had.

Don't scrapbook?  Journal about this or create a page in your art journal.  Just get creative!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Journal Prompt 16 Oct 2020 ~ Technology

Today's Writing Prompt: Technology

How long could you last without technology, like cell phones, TV and computers?

A full day? A week? A year? More?

How long could I last without technology?  I've become accustomed to my cell phone but I think I could last pretty much forever without that.  I rarely watch TV so I could probably last a fairly long time without that.  I love my CD player and I don't think I could last very long without music -- maybe a week or two.  My computer is my main source of information, fun, entertainment and contact with the outside world so I think I could only last a week or two without it . . . but I don't want to.

How about you?  How long can you go with out technology?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

101 Interesting Facts About Canada ~ World's Longest Border

 The longest border in the world is the Canada-USA border . . . 

Canada – United States 8,893 Kilometers

The longest international land border in the world between two countries, Canada and the United States, is officially known as the International Boundary. The extensive boundary also includes the border that Canada shares with Alaska. A total of thirteen U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces and territories are located along the border. Throughout history, the border has undergone several changes with various treaties being signed. However, on April 11, 1908, the Treaty of 1908 was signed between the United Kingdom and the United States to survey and delimit the boundary between the two North American countries through the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes.

This information came from this very interesting article . . .