Alex Lancia

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Love & Life & Darker Places

February 14th is traditionally known as Valentine's day, a day to celebrate love in all its forms.  However, as poetic justice would have it, this year's Valentine's day also coincided with the first funeral I have had to attend for... Continue Reading →


The Power of a Good Read Aloud Book

"If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff." - Remy (Ratatouille) The same analogy applies to books.  Not all books are created equal.  Some books I wonder how they ever got published in... Continue Reading →

Automatically Force Users to Make a Copy of Shared Google Files

We've all done it ... opened up a shared Google doc, started editing, and then realized we are not working on a copy.  Then you frantically hit "undo" or revert to an earlier version of the doc.  Meanwhile the author... Continue Reading →

Google Inbox Basics

Is your inbox out of control and stressing you out? Then take a look at Inbox by Google.  To-do lists, calendar events, emails all in one package to make the daily digital grind easier to manage.  Takes a little getting... Continue Reading →

Tweetdeck 101

Interested in extending your PLC via Twitter but feeling overwhelmed? Watch the video below to learn how to set-up TweetDeck to filter your Twitter content in columns in a way that is easy to see and follow. Ready to get... Continue Reading →

What’s Worth Knowing?

I am a creature of habit. After another long day I lay down, flip open my Kindle, expecting to read the daily edition of the Times Colonist (a newspaper out of Victoria, BC that makes me feel connected to "home")... Continue Reading →

That Sticky G Key

This post is my contribution to the Daily Writing Project. Join us! Together we write better! "NOT AGAIN!" I shouted in frustration. I looked up over my desk into the dreary, dark, cold evening.  There was nobody in sight.  The... Continue Reading →

The Expat Bubble

This post is my contribution to the Daily Writing Project. Join us! Together we write better! The Expat Bubble?  You know what I'm talking about!  It's hard to define but you know it when you live it.  It's not something... Continue Reading →

Top Eats, Sleeps, and Beats in Georgetown, Penang

We spent a long weekend in September 2017 eating our way through the UNESCO world heritage site of Georgetown on Penang Island.  A trip I would happily repeat! Top Sleeps We stayed in the Seven Terraces hotel and I highly... Continue Reading →

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