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Kate
Vancouver, Canada
Marketer. Mystery. Legend.
Interests: social media, branding, e-marketing, reading, blogging, user experience design, ritual theory, information design, information architecture, new technology
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So excited for Jon Stewart's new movie, Rosewater. It looks incredible! Check out the trailer! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
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The interview with Ron Suskind last night was fantastic! Suskind has written a book, Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heros and Autism, about his son, Owen. Owen is autistic, but has found a way to communicate using lines from Disney movies - his particular affinity. But an autistic child's... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
You can also browse by cover Week of October 13, 2014 10.16.14 - Bill Deresiewicz, author - Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of The American Elite & The way to a Meaningful Life (book) 10.15.14 - Justin Simien, director - Dear White People (movie) and companion book Dear White People 10.14.14... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Books Featured on the Colbert Report
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John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show as a correspondent and will be hosting his own show on HBO. Oliver's last show was December 19. He got a little teary (awwwww .... ). So Jon tried to perk it up with Oliver's signature Carlos Danger Dance. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
You can also browse by cover Week of October 13, 2014 10.16.14 - Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (book) 10.15.14 - Bill O’Reilly, political commentator - Killing Patton (book) 10.14.14 - Zach Galifianakis, actor - Birdman (movie)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
All I can say, Gary, is I'm glad we have universal health care in Canada :)
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Hi, wenders! I know there are some shoebox programs in the US - though I think a lot of them have to do with stuff for kids. I would send a note to the national FB page - https://www.facebook.com/TheShoeboxProjectCanada - I would imagine that they are aware of similar in the states - or perhaps are even in touch with some. Cheers .. Kate
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2013 on It's time for some #ShoeboxLove at My Name is Kate
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Good news, laptop bag lovers! The ever-stylish Melissa Beth is having a sale on her laptop bags. A crazy amazing sale! Her "Pocket Full of 'Puter" bags were one of the first designer bags on the market and one of... Continue reading
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The Shoebox Project for Shelters has officially started again for the 2013 holiday season and we're pleased to be a drop-off point again this year. Last year I wrote about why this project is important to me so I won't... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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I can't believe it's mid-November. I was so good all year, updating my Shoebox - and then summer, vacation, Thanksgiving, etc. But that's OK. So, I'm ready to finish my box. We actually have a slightly new directive this year... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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Hi! My name is Kate and I maintain this list of books. Thank you for visiting! I hope you've been able to add a lot of great books to your reading list! If you find this list valuable and would like to provide a little karmic thanks, I have a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Books Featured on the Colbert Report
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Hi! My name is Kate and I maintain this list of books. Thank you for visiting! I hope you've been able to add a lot of great books to your reading list! If you find this list valuable and would like to provide a little karmic thanks, I have a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
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Earlier this year at Fireworks Factory, I saw Paull Young from charity:water speak about his organization and how they activate their base and get people excited and participating in their organization. One of their ongoing themed campaigns is to donate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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Hello, everyone! I was on holidays for a couple of weeks, so I was a bit behind on updating my list. And wouldn't you know it, a book that REALLY picqued a lot of interest was on The Daily Show last week. If you're looking for the book on autism,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Books Featured on The Daily Show
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Almost two years ago, I wrote about the amazing laptop bags from Alesya Opelt, a new laptop bag designer from Charleston, South Carolina. Well, Alesya is back with Version 2 of her bags! In addition to some delightful new colours... Continue reading
Hi, Cheryl .. Thank you for leaving a comment! I've seen yours on the big map over at the LFL site before - it is so charming! I love how it looks like your house - so cool! We will definitely have to come by!
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Hi, Lynda! Thanks so much for leaving a comment!! I love that you found us through Twitter - thank you for retweeting the tweet. I actually hadn't seen it. Are there more Canadian LFLs on Twitter? I haven't done a search yet, but I did start a list. You're the first! If there are more, I definitely want to add them: https://twitter.com/mynameiskate/little-free-libraries Your LFL is wonderful! I love the pic of it with all the snow! And am impressed that you're doing BookCrossing. Are you getting a lot of good response? Do people track their books there? I've been really impressed with our "middle provinces" (Manitoba and Alberta) and their taking to LFLs. Both Winnipeg and Calgary seem to have a really great community started. Thanks, Lynda!!
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Thanks, Cam! I think it would be a wonderful project for you, Brenda and Tay!!
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Thanks, Leona! We're super-excited about it!
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Isn't she delightful? I can't remember where I first heard about Little Free Libraries. But once I discovered them, I was immediately charmed and knew that I needed to become an LFL Steward. I somehow roped Rosemary into going along... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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I've been thinking about a lot of things this week. I've also spent more time on Twitter this week which really tends to fragment my thinking. So, it's a round-up-y kind of post today. Animated GIFs are the future of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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Sadly, Stephen's mom, Lorna Tuck Colbert, passed away last week at the age of 92. On last night's show, he paid a wonderful, heartfelt, funny and weepy tribute to her. All the best to you and your wonderful family, Stephen. We thank your mom for her gift to us -... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Books Featured on the Colbert Report
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For better or for worse, we're all on the Internet together. Yes, there are a lot of dark alleys and corners full of stupid. But there are also a lot of amazing, mostly-accurate pockets of information. So, my question to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2013 at My Name is Kate
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Stephen appears in this month's Vanity Fair in a photo by Annie Leibovitz for an article by Melinda Gates on DonorsChoose.org - an organization that helps teachers get the supplies they need for their classrooms. Stephen is on the Board of Advisors for DonorsChoose. Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vanity... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2013 at Books Featured on the Colbert Report
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It's getting a little warmer out. This week in yoga I not only broke a sweat, but had to bust out my "sweat towel" during my practice, not just at the end. This made me think that I need to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at My Name is Kate