Back in the day, I did pretty well in my first year of university studies. I don't have my academic transcript handy but it was mostly in the B+ to A range. As I say, pretty well. I knew I'd have to do better to pursue my goal of becoming a psychologist or maybe a... Continue Reading →
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It's 1994 and I'm 32 years old. Cruising along with my doctorate, living in Ottawa and spending some time in Toronto during the summer while my parents are away. Apartment living in Ottawa got pretty buggy at times, and my parents' empty house was a welcome respite. Also, the spacious Toronto Reference Library had The Collected... Continue Reading →
I love it when this happens. Seems when I work hard at something I'm truly interested in, others take notice. Love it! Read the article here.
Recently I've been putting more effort into publishing entries at earthpages.ca. At the beginning, I'd written a book and just wanted to get it out there. A nice soul suggested that if I wanted anyone to read it, I'd better illustrate it and add more paragraphs. I followed his advice and, over the years, am... Continue Reading →
Having more fun goofing around with fonts. I'm not sure this one is quite up to Earthpages' standards. I originally wanted a smart looking woman with a slightly confused, bewildered or exasperated expression. But I couldn't find a good image along those lines. This one is okay. Places on a map, as it were...
Traffic is crazy in Toronto these days so I often use the overnight drop box at the public library. I didn't watch this DVD but mananged to skim the instructional book that came with it. Something about dialects vs. languages, and how arbitrary the definition of each is.
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This weeks old word Friday is jobler. Jobler is a noun believed to have been created around 1662 and didn’t grow in popularity after that. This weeks word means ‘someone who works small jobs’.
Pronunciation of this word is:
Examples of using this word in a sentence are:
If you can’t find full-time work than become a jobler.
I met a nice gentleman the other day who’s a wonderful jobler.
I like the word jobler. It is easy and fun to say, which is usually the reasons behind why I want certain words to come back into common use – like nibling. If used in common conversation jobler may confuse some people but the word has job in it… so it is possible that those you say the word to will pick up on what it could mean. I would love to…
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