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06 Apr, 2019

Weekend reading: April 6 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

How these millennials are planning (and living) their early retirement https://t.co/LcVwmGPRHz — Fast Company (@FastCompany) April 6, 2019 Make your own dog food? It’s not that barking, theguardian.com It’s Possible Leggings Are the Future. Deal With It, nytimes.com Short story vending machines to transport London commuters, theguardian.com Embattled Parliament Hill elm tree’s fate sealed after […]

30 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 30 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I will never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, ever get tired of watching the awesome, dazzling display of the Bird-of-Paradise courtship dance! pic.twitter.com/B8JKjqSj75 — IM?HIM (@ziyatong) March 28, 2019 What It’s Like to Grow Up With More Money Than You’ll Ever […]

23 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 23 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Oooh, this is a good one >> Chloë Sevigny’s Most Prized (and Unlikely) Possession – The New York Times https://t.co/yd89OudNNi — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 19, 2019 Print Magazines Dead? Bite Your Tongue, linkedin.com As Ottawa helps the news industry, latest research suggests journalists’ loyalties are tough to buy, j-source.ca Crufts uncovered: ‘Dog people look […]

16 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

I totally needed this today. (TW: for mild prancing. May be fatal for viewers.) https://t.co/156QlVIsOb — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 15, 2019 Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Westboro Village, westborovillage.com Doug Ford’s government is a government of grifters: Robyn Urback, cbc.ca Opposition is a caricature, and Scheer is a humid performer, cbc.ca Our fast fashion […]

09 Mar, 2019

Weekend reading: March 9 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Current status: picking up a new tee at the @TwissAndWeber #InternationalWomensDay fundraiser auction and art show. @DFSOttawa #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/mHjuFv5oCV — andrea tomkins (@missfish) March 8, 2019 Family-friendly things to do in Westboro Village over March Break, westborovillage.com Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost died from tetanus and racked up US$1 million hospital stay, ottawacitizen.com The People Who […]


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