Category Archives: Dawn’s Blog

David Mitchell mobbed on the streets of Shanghai

Tweet It’s not often that any fiction writer, much less a foreign one, ends up being chased down a Shanghai street by a gaggle of fans. Yet that’s just what happened to British author David Mitchell on a recent afternoon … Continue reading

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‘Great Leaders Grow’ Weekend edition

Tweet Oakville Public Library Business Online Book Club is a free service made possible with the help of the Sprott Foundation   Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life By Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers … Continue reading

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We Don’t Pretend to Produce Petrus…

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Dawn and the Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II

Tweet I am a great trial to many; they say “Dawn, why do you bother about it?!!” and simply can’t/won’t/don’t understand that I was born with ‘need to know’ branded across my psyche and can no more change it than change the … Continue reading

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I’m not the Dawn Montgomery who writes erotic literature

Tweet When I established this website, I gave much thought to what name I was going to use and for a variety of reasons, Dawn Montgomery might not have been my first choice, there are after all, an awful lot of Dawn … Continue reading

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What Say You? is now a category

Tweet As you may have noticed What Say You? is now a category and has moved from the menu bar directly below the header to the right hand side bar.  The change allows visitors to read the first few lines of … Continue reading

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about brown dogs, the ontario science centre and flowers

Tweet This was a great weekend for discovering new things.  Firstly, I went for coffee to the Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe in St. George.  Owned by Curtis Chandler and his wife Rosemary Duarte, it’s a great place to spend an hour…or a day…with … Continue reading

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About Bill Cunningham

Tweet Some time ago, when the world was young and I had hair like a lion’s mane, I went to a garden party. I made a white knickbocker suit and my hair, previously set in a million small curls, flowed … Continue reading

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…about Bill Cunningham’s New York

Tweet “We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high … Continue reading

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April 6th 2011

Tweet I heard today that Miss Aretha Franklin is performing, live and free, on June 24 at the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Jazz Festival at Metro Square (in-between Metro Hall and Roy Thomson Hall) instead of its usual home … Continue reading

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