Communications Today: How people come across in writing and ROW80 check in

People communicate in so many ways through writing these days that different forms and even “languages” have been created. I think how someone writes reflects on their person whether for good or bad and some people seem to forget that others are only meeting their “writing persona”. As a communications professional and a writer, this dichotomy has interested me lately. Twitter – Shortcuts to fun, engaging content People use so…

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Robert Burns’ Day – Scotland’s favourite son

Robert Burns, born on January 25, 1759, is known as the national poet of Scotland and today people around the world will be celebrating in honour of his birthday. He is the most well known poet who wrote in the Scots language (not to be confused with Gaelic or Celtic), but he also wrote in English (with a Scottish English dialect) where is political commentary tented to be its bluntest.…

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De Dutch Restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, is truly Dutch inspired

De Dutch is a restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch and it’s the place to go for Dutch pancakes (pannekoeken) in Edmonton, Alberta. Having been to the Netherlands myself and eaten pannekoeken, I’d say that this Canadian chain does a good job of creating an authentic Dutch dish. The history The story goes: John Dys, founder of De Dutch restaurants, emigrated to Canada from The Netherlands. His first job…

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21 Things I Miss About Brussels, Belgium

Now that I’ve moved back to my home country in Canada, there are several things I miss about living in Brussels. I came up with a list of 21 things. I stopped because I probably could have kept going for a while. The funny thing is that some of the items on this list were things about Brussels that I couldn’t wait to get away from. Things I miss about…

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Actor Kevin Zegers – He’s Canadian

Welcome Canadian Thursdays, the day of the week when I talk about something or someone you may or may not have known is Canadian. So this is the first edition of Canadian Thursdays. Being a Canadian who lived in Belgium for 2.5 years, I’ve written a lot about my travels and I will continue to do so. But now that I’m back in Canada, I’m getting back in touch with…

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