June 13, 2015

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Can The Colour Of The Mug Influence The Taste Of Your Coffee?

Researchers suggest that the taste of brewed coffee is more intense when served in a white mug. The idea for the study came to Australian researcher George Van Doorn, who was told by a barista at one of the biggest coffee restaurant chains, that “when coffee is consumed from a white ceramic mug, it tastes […]

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September 28, 2014

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Releasing the Monarch At Withrow Park

Releasing the Monarch At Withrow Park

Carol Pasternak (MBA, LLB) has been raising monarch butterflies for over 30 years, first with her boyfriend, then with her kids. When she got a digital camera, she started taking hundreds of pictures of her caterpillars and newborn butterflies. She put them in photo books to show to her friends. It was their encouragement that […]

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April 23, 2014

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What Is That?

What Is That?

  A father and son sit on a park bench and enjoy a quiet afternoon together. The father keeps asking the same question over and over again much to the annoyance of his son. This video sends a powerful message. Have patience with those you love, both young and old, because at one time or […]

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April 9, 2014

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SMART Board Essential Orientation For Your Workgroup

The following learning resources were presented during an interactive training session I delivered for Path Employment Services in Hamilton, Ontario, on using their SMART Board interactive whiteboard. This is an introductory level orientation, designed to help workgroups and facilitators learn how to use the SMART Board to improve their client workshops.  Please feel free to copy […]

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April 4, 2014

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Cleaning Up After Last Winter’s Devastating Ice Storm In Toronto

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Spring thaw clean up. Time to remove the fallen trees from the garden caused by last December’s destructive ice storm. Quite sad, to say the least. The ice storm caused significant damage to the tree canopy across Toronto. Approximately 20 per cent of the city’s tree canopy has been lost. It was a big job, […]

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April 1, 2014

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Heritage Turkey Eggs In A Basket

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Heritage Turkey Eggs In A Basket Collected at Murray’s Farm, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Photo By John Zeus Related Posts: The Heritage Farm & Sustainable Living – A Lifestyle The Farm – Heritage Chicken Breeds

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March 30, 2014

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Companion Planting – The Old Fashioned Way

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The 3 Sisters – A Native American Garden With the slow arrival of spring in northern North America, many of us “urban farmers” are eager to start planting. Using Companion Planting, where one plant helps the other,  the 3 Sisters Garden is an old fashioned, but very effective farming technique.  Unlike modern agribusiness which is based on […]

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March 20, 2014

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Standing An Egg On End On The Spring Equinox

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Vernal Equinox 2014 Legend has it that you can balance an egg on it’s end on the Spring and Fall Equinox. I tried it here and it worked! Go ahead, give it a try! Use a flat surface and position the egg with both hands. This takes precision and some patience. I did not use […]

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February 7, 2014

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John Zeus’ Digital Reputation Management

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I’d like to share an audio podcast created for my workshop session on Digital Reputation Management, the first podcast I ever recorded. It was a beneficial experience working on this project with Julian Gobert, who created the sound and music. Listen to podcast, length: 4:46 Podcast Script I’m here with John Zeus, the content expert […]

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January 12, 2014

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A Woman And Her Dog Reflected In A Puddle From Melted Ice

A woman is reflected in a puddle from rain and melted ice as she walks her dog in Toronto

A woman is reflected in a puddle from rain and melted ice as she walks her dog during winter in Toronto, January 11, 2014. The frigid air and “polar vortex” that affected about 240 million people in the U.S. and southern Canada will depart during the second half of the week, and a far-reaching January […]

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December 12, 2013

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Tires By The Green Shed (Photo)

Tires By The Green Shed

I love this photo and just thought I’d share it with you. Taken at Murray’s Farm on a cold snowy morning. Tractor tires covered in snow, walnut trees lining the driveway and the green shed, a warm shelter for ducks and hens. “Tires By The Green Shed” | Shot by John Zeus | Just north […]

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December 2, 2013

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Toronto Skylines – Condos & CN Tower (Photo)

Toronto Condos and CN Tower

November 24, 2013 | Photo: CN Tower & Condos, Toronto, Ontario – Looking east from the waterfront | Taken by John Zeus on a Samsung Galaxy S3 Photo Thoughts: Condos & Migrating Birds Toronto is a booming city with a new emphasis on urban intensification. It seems like a new glass condo tower goes up every […]

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November 17, 2013

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Leaf On The Windshield In Toronto

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Leaf On The Windshield On A Sunday Morning Shot in Riverdale, a Toronto neighbourhood Photo By John Zeus

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November 7, 2013

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Dreamcatcher Of Alderville First Nation

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Dreams play a central role in the spiritual life of the people of the First Nations. The belief is that dreams are given to us by the Creator. Yesterday I acquired my first dreamcatcher. It is made by Alexis, an intuitive and creative woman, married to a Mississaugas* chief and living in Alderville First Nation. […]

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October 25, 2013

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Origins And The Modern Cup Of Coffee (Infographic)

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Since it’s African origins (circa A.D. 800) coffee has established itself as a commodity crop throughout the globe. Today it is one of the world’s most profitable export crops. It’s origins began with Kaldi, a legendary Ethiopian goat herder who noticed his herd dancing from one coffee shrub to another, grazing on the cherry-red coffee berries. […]

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April 28, 2013

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Trikala Greek Yogurt – My Power Breakfast For One

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Morning Sustainability… Greek Yogurt or Goat’s Milk Yogurt, ensure it’s plain, topped with fresh berries, unpasteurized local honey, organic local walnuts and/or granola. So healthy with the added benefits of protein and active probiotic cultures. Plain Greek yogurt is available almost everywhere now. Greek Yogurt with Berries, Local Walnuts and Unpasteurized Honey! I’m one of […]

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March 20, 2012

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The Farm – Heritage Chicken Breeds

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A February morning, Cambridge Ontario, Canada | Murray’s Farm: Heritage breeds of chickens. On a cold wintry day I took these photos while collecting farm fresh eggs in the hen house. Heritage breeds are some of the breeds of chicken that have neared extinction due to commercial farming which does not favour their characteristics. Commercial chickens are […]

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January 19, 2015

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Freshly Roasted Coffee Delivered To Your Home

Freshly Roasted Coffee Delivered To Your Home.

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April 9, 2014

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Toronto’s 1958-built Don Jail East Wing Demolition

Toronto's 1958-built Don Jail East Wing demolition in progress today. In its place? A park. #Toronto pic.twitter.com/AlJHqi3Qsc — John Zeus (@johnzeus) April 9, 2014 April 9, 2014 – Riverdale Park East, Toronto, Canada – Shot by John Zeus

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