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29 Jul, 2011

15 seconds of fame?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Multimedia experiments|Ottawa

Ahem. Three members of our family had the opportunity to appear in a weather promo for CTV Ottawa recently. It was quite the experience, and the shoot created quite a bit of buzz in our corner of Ottawa. Imagine, a guy with a big strapping camera, several people running around, and me, with a garden […]

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12 Mar, 2011

Is Glee appropriate for kids?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Yaktivism

Is Glee appropriate for kids? If so, what age? I would love to hear your thoughts about it.

17 Jan, 2009

The Littlest, Longest-Running CanCon?

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Misc. life

Okay. Who recognizes these lyrics? They’re from a very well known Canadian television show: There’s a voice that keeps on calling me Down the road, that’s where I’ll always be. Every stop I make, I make a new friend, Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to […]

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