Link of the Day: Things Are Good

, July 26, 2011

“Things Are Good is a website for people who want good news, for a change.” It’s a site maintained by local blogger Adam Clare, and it “exists to make the world a touch better by sharing some of the good that is around us everyday.” I found Things Are Good through its inclusion on Progressive […]

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Link of the Day: Dungeons and Dragons Dice Roller

, July 21, 2011

Have you ever had a crucial decision to make or a deadly battle to win, and found yourself at a disadvantage because you didn’t have your weird dice with you? Well, that need never happen again, thanks to the Dungeons and Dragons Dice Roller.

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Link of the Day: Our Public Library

, July 20, 2011

There’s a good chance you’ve already seen this one, but frankly, the more attention it gets, the better. It’s a new campaign, sponsored by the Toronto Public Library Workers Union, and “dedicated to perserving the integrity of Toronto’s public library system for all Torontonians.” “ is a network of people dedicated to preserving the integrity of […]

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, July 19, 2011

Community shared agriculture is a term for a type of alternative food network in which a community of individuals support a growing operation, and the growers and consumers alike share the risks and benefits. is one such example. “When you buy a share of the harvest at CoffeeCSA, you get the best of the crop […]

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Link of the Day: Toronto Botanical Garden

, July 18, 2011

I did a wedding on Saturday night at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, which I have to admit I hadn’t heard about prior to being hired to do the gig. It’s up at Lawrence and Leslie, and it seems like a great hidden gem worth exploring on a day that doesn’t fall in the middle of […]

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Link of the Day: No Magic Goat

, July 14, 2011

Injury Free Nova Scotia, which is “a provincial community-based organization committed to eliminating preventable injuries” in the province, just launched No Magic Goat, a hamfisted but well-meaning attempt to make Maritime teenagers more aware of the dangers of drinking. “Ever wish you had a magic goat at your disposal?” the site asks. “She’s cute and furry, but […]

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Link of the Day: The Mass Ornament

, July 13, 2011

Last week I posted a link to a campaign called People for Good, a light and fairly pleasant ad campaign encouraging people to do good deeds in their daily lives. I got a reply from a fellow named Mike, a “cinema studies specialist” and blogger at a site called the Mass Ornament, who argued that […]

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Link of the Day: First Book Canada

, July 12, 2011

First Book Canada is an organization driven by the simple goal of providing new books to children in need. They are “determined to see that all children, regardless of their economic conditions, can achieve more in school and in life through access to an ongoing supply of new books.” I got to know about First […]

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Link of the Day: Steve Larkin

, July 11, 2011

“Steve Larkin is an internationally respected spoken word artist, a lecturer in performance poetry and storytelling, the founder of the UK’s largest poetry slam organisation, and a singer/song-writer.” He’s also an old friend of my wife from her days in Oxford, and a new friend of mine following a stay in our basement this weekend. […]

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Link of the Day: Canadian Donor’s Guide

, July 8, 2011

“The Canadian Donor’s Guide to fundraising organizations in Canada… is the only authoritative annual directory to charity in Canada, primarily used in planned giving. Donors, Philanthropists, Lawyers, Accountants, Trust Officers, Will and Estate Planning Officers, Taxation Professionals, Financial, Insurance and Investment Advisors, and other professionals use the Canadian Donor’s Guide to make decisions on philanthropy: […]

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