[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Little, Brown Young Readers] No matter who you are, now is a fantastic and important time to read Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland. It is a wonderful, disarming, and charming book for everyone who has ever felt like they didn’t belong and an even better book for those who have […]
The weather on Sunday seemed more appropriate for October than June, but it didn’t stop the Chinese Association of Montreal from holding its annual Ceremony of the Ancestors in Chinatown yesterday.
In the photos below, fake money is burned as an offering to the ancestors just outside the offices of one family association. Continue reading
If you are an artist or a creator, and intent on making a living with your work, then understanding copyright is very important to your career. Simply put, copyright is where the money is.
The basics are discussed in this video by Mr. Media who interviews Edward C. Greenberg and Jack Reznicki, the authors of The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide for Photographers and Artists in the Digital Age. Greenberg is an intellectual property lawyer and Reznicki is a photographer. They explain, in simple to understand terms, how protecting your work can make a difference to your bottom line. Although they are discussing copyright in the United States, I think the logic can apply to other countries as well.
The video is almost an hour long, but totally worth watching.
There are a number of irritating things experts insist you must do for your own good: eat nine servings of veggies a day; maintain a diverse retirement portfolio; check your transmission fluid every month. Most of us ignore a lot of this advice, because there’s no end to it, and our lives are complicated enough.
Photo by Kit
As a habitual good advice ignorer myself, I realize that when I tell you I’m here today to talk about passwords, you’ll want to tune me out. But wait! Good password hygiene is more important than flipping your mattress.
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On the weekend, I went out for supper with my sister-in-law and her kids. My nephew arrived carrying two beer bottles tucked inside his motorcycle helmet. I loved his unique carrying case. It made me laugh.
This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra.
What better way to spend a glorious sunny day than at the beach? Some friends and I checked out the Clock Tower Beach in Old Montreal. Although you’re not allowed in the water, it was still a great way to spend the day.
For more information on the Clock Tower Beach click here.
By Caitlin Kelly
I know that many Broadside readers work in education — have you seen The 12 Things You Should Never Say to Teachers?
Here are 12 things you should never say to a writer:
How much money do you make?
I get it — you want to be a published writer, too — and are naturally curious about the rewards. But most book advances are now paid out over as long as four years — minus 15 percent to our agent — and the average book advance is pitifully small to start with, far less than $50,000. Do the math, and weep.
There is also so little direct correlation between work we may value intellectually — and what the market rewards most handsomely. (See: the best-seller list.)
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