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19 Aug, 2017

Weekend reading: August 19 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

from @theipaper pic.twitter.com/QaTIAtRBAf — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 19, 2017 The Rise of the Fidget Spinner and the Fall of the Well-Managed Fad, nytimes.com Why Brands and Agencies Are Preparing for the Era of 6-Second Ads, adweek.com Photographer behind graphic Charlottesville image recounts near-death experience, cjr.org What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful […]

12 Aug, 2017

Weekend reading: August 12 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Why we fell for clean eating, by @KitchenBee https://t.co/j9IlvNdxNH — The Long Read (@gdnlongread) August 11, 2017 Skinny Women Who Eat Cheeseburgers in Magazines, nytimes.com This Epic Twitter Thread May Just Change Your Mind About The Worst ‘Friends’ Storyline, huffingtonpost.co.uk Wheels of Misfortune, nytimes.com Everyone’s Obsessed With This Little Kid’s Scissor-wielding Superhero ‘Janet.’ someecards.com If […]

05 Aug, 2017

Weekend reading: August 5 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

“the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades” – @jean_twenge on post-Millennials and smartphones: https://t.co/mtRtYfxEQX — Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 4, 2017 If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef, theatlantic.com The making of Joseph Boyden, theglobeandmail.com This Startup Wants To Kill The “Mommy Track” Once And For All, fastcompany.com Losing It in the Anti-Dieting […]


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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (18) and Sarah (16). I am the managing editor of our community newspaper, the Kitchissippi Times. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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