Tag: Blackberry


Family / Huffington Post

“The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don’t have to pay taxes, naturally, no one wants to live any other way.” ― Judith Martin This quote, from Judith Martin, better known as “Miss Manners” exemplifies the best parts of living like a teenager. But when I was a...

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E-Readers Family / The Good Life

“What’s the name of the book you’re reading?” As I looked up from my BlackBerry Playbook, where, thanks to my Kobo app, I was engrossed in an excellent read*, I paused for a minute and said “I’m not sure, actually, but it’s really good.” I realized I wasn’t sure what the author’s name was, either. Welcome to the new world of e-reading and the “coverless”...

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My Love/Love Relationship With My BlackBerry Family / Huffington Post

They really should launch the new BlackBerry on February 14 instead of January 30. Here’s why, at least for me. For reasons I can’t explain, PeeWee Herman and, in particular, his show, PeeWee’s Playhouse, has always held great appeal for me. Fans of the show (back me up here!) know that if PeeWee had had a BlackBerry, he would have married it — just like...

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Why Can I Recharge My Gadgets But Not Myself? Family / Huffington Post

As a mother of four children, at any given time there are a multitude of electronic units recharging themselves in my house. Between BlackBerrys, iPhones, hand held gaming units, video cameras, digital cameras, toothbrushes, and the occasional ill-advised noisy toy, our outlets are jam packed with cords leading to devices we had no idea we needed before we acquired them. Sort of like children, I...

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Teaching Your Kids Mobile Manners Family / Huffington Post

According to a new study by President’s Choice Services Inc., 48 per cent of Canadian parents with children aged 11 and over now let their kids carry a cell phone. The majority of Canadians (52 per cent) felt somewhere between the ages of 13 to 16 was an appropriate age to give a child a mobile device, compared to the 31 per cent of Canadians...

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Amsterdam: Land of a Thousand Bicycles Family / Huffington Post

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles. Bicycles are stacked along the sides of canals, outside restaurants, historic buildings, at the docks for the canal “taxis” and tethered to the sides of the 2,500 houseboats. But as a North American traveling to Amsterdam, I was simultaneously impressed by their pedal power while surprised to discover that not one single cyclist owned...

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Marry Me, BlackBerry: A Valentine’s Day Request Family / Huffington Post

Love is in the air. Being electronically transmitted, in all likelihood. For reasons I can’t explain, Pee-wee Herman and, in particular, his show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, have always appealed to me. Fans of the show (back me up here!) know that if Pee-wee had had a BlackBerry, he would have married it — just like he did with the bowl of cereal. I now share this...

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Forget Red October; It’s All Pink Over Here Family / Kathy's News

I love the word “network”. I love the net, I love my work…put them together and the sum is most definitely bigger than the parts.  A network built through social media combines the best of my work, on the net, and has helped me to find a real off-line bond with some of my favourite women. Most of the women I know have a pretty...

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