September 2006 archive

Chapters marketing strategy: shop elsewhere?

For the first time ever, Chapters disappointed me today. And that’s hard to say. I’m a huge fan of Chapters and a very good customer. I know that my liberal heart should beat for the independent bookseller, but Chapters just has sooo many books. Resistance is futile. Except, it would seem, today. Last night I […]

tech question re: You Tube

Stymied for several days now I have decided to appeal to the collective consciousness. I am trying to embed a video from You Tube into this blog and I can’t get it to work. Specifically I am trying to snag the “Conversational Norwegian with Freakazoid” video (yes Dave, this one was for you). I created […]

huggle and squee

It’s been a great week for words. I’m reading Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and he’s had me reaching for the dictionary more than once. I love that. It’s like discovering a new colour or a new way to eat chocolate. Amid the more scholarly four and five syllable treats from […]

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