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Originally posted on Hope for Hemiplegic Migraines:When I grow up, I wanna be a human barometer… said no one ever! But, that is in fact what many people with migraine, arthritis, former athletes, etc. grow up to be, human barometers. Ages ago, long before…
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Bookish update plus the Outgoing Introvert

I usually tweet my #FridayReads, the meme started by Bethanne Patrick (@thebookmaven), so I thought I’d let y’all know what’s cooking on the reading front this week here as well. I’ve done my first dive in to The Novel: A Biography. I’ve read the Prologue…
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Just finished listening to the podcast version of Terry Fallis’ fourth novel, No Relation. It’s very funny, in Fallis’ bordering-on-cheesy style, and a good story. A narrative driven novel, it’s an easy read, and involves a lots of Hemingway lore and a…
Just finished listening to the podcast version of Terry Fallis' fourth novel, No Relation. It's very funny, in Fallis' bordering-on-cheesy style, and a good story. A narrative driven novel, it's an...
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Mining (a document) for genealogical gold. #berkman #rubenstein

I started my family history journey 30 years ago, specifically when I became interested in the Jewish side of my ancestry. I knew very little. My father (Franklin) was an only child, and both he and his mother (Vera Elstein) had died by then. Plus, his…
I started my family history journey 30 years ago, specifically when I became interested in the Jewish side of my ancestry. I knew very little. My father (Franklin) was an only child, and both he an...
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10 things I loved about Stockholm - Part I

There’s no place like home. But I had a fabulous time in Stockholm and, if life took such a turn, I could definitely see myself living there. (Although I’d have to visit in December to make sure of my feelings…) In no particular order, five of the things…
There's no place like home. But I had a fabulous time in Stockholm and, if life took such a turn, I could definitely see myself living there. (Although I'd have to visit in December to make sure of...
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A parish statistician (1770) #cheshire #genealogy #parishchest

I’ve been searching the terrific database of parish records for Cheshire and for each set of records that are uploaded, there are  notes from those doing the transcribing. In the parish of Tilston St Mary, I came across this one: Since I have been Rector…
I've been searching the terrific database of parish records for Cheshire and for each set of records that are uploaded, there are  notes from those doing the transcribing. In the parish of Tilston ...
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Originally posted on Literal Life:Matilda, Roald Dahl; Illustration by Quentin Blake ? Goal: diversify your reading! While this challenge encourages you to ‘read Canadian’ (CanLit is fantastic!!), there are so many opportunities here to read beyond your…
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New Year 2015 Projects

I’m not making resolutions per se this year, but I’ve started a few projects that will put some discipline in my life. On the health front, I’m starting the 100 days of real food program. It’s 14 weeks of “mini-pledges” that (hopefully) turn into habits.…
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Friday Seven: books and life and stuff.

Heading to a Syrian wedding today: the sacrament is this afternoon in Woodbridge and the party tonight in Etobicoke at the Edessa Banquet Hall. I won’t know many people there, but my partner-in-crime is getting less patient with loud music so it likely…
Heading to a Syrian wedding today: the sacrament is this afternoon in Woodbridge and the party tonight in Etobicoke at the Edessa Banquet Hall. I won't know many people there, but my partner-in-cri...
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10 things I loved about Stockholm - Part II

if you haven’t seen yesterday’s post, this is a continuation. 6. Family and (new) friends. We are blessed to have relatives in Taby, a suburb of Stockholm. Zouheir’s oldest brother Jean-Louis lives there with his wife Manar and their four adult children.…
if you haven't seen yesterday's post, this is a continuation. 6. Family and (new) friends. We are blessed to have relatives in Taby, a suburb of Stockholm. Zouheir's oldest brother Jean-Louis lives...
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We celebrated Midsummer with a trip to Skansen, a park with historical exhibits, where they demonstrated the traditional raising of the Maypole with dancing afterwards. It was pretty packed so Zouheir and I only got about a quarter of the way around the…
We celebrated Midsummer with a trip to Skansen, a park with historical exhibits, where they demonstrated the traditional raising of the Maypole with dancing afterwards. It was pretty packed so Zouh...
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Happy Father's Day! #familyhistory #genealogy #berkman

In honour of Father’s Day, I’m reposting this piece from last year. All the best to those remembering their fathers today, living or dead.   The son of Russian Jews, my father was born to David Berkman and Vera Elstein in Regina Saskatchewan, 1924. I…
In honour of Father's Day, I'm reposting this piece from last year. All the best to those remembering their fathers today, living or dead.   The son of Russian Jews, my father was born to Davi...
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Reader and raconteur. Math geek. Genealogist. Chorister. Sewist. Catholic. Woman in a house of men.
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I live in Toronto with my spouse Zouheir and a nest of 1-2 young adult sons.
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    Mathematics, 1978 - 1982
  • University of Toronto
    Statistics, 1982 - 1983
  • University of Ottawa
    Biostatistics, 2001 - 2004
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