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Janet Berkman
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Reader and raconteur. Math geek. Genealogist. Chorister. Sewist. Catholic. Woman in a house of men.
Reader and raconteur. Math geek. Genealogist. Chorister. Sewist. Catholic. Woman in a house of men.

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…for the 24 hour readathon that starts tomorrow at 9 am EST. This will be my first year participating but I’m excited for a day in front of my new gas fireplace, covered in a throw, with a stack o’ books by my side. I’m recovering from a nasty cold and…

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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…
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