The Voice Best of 2009

Welcome to The Voice Magazine‘s Best of 2009 issue! Each year we take a look back at some of the outstanding writing we’ve published during the past 12 months, and this issue had plenty to choose from.

Regular Voice readers will enjoy selections from favourites such as ?The Mindful Bard,? where Wanda Waterman St. Louis introduces an eclectic mix of thought-provoking films, books, and music. Her astute social observations are also showcased in ?The Interviewer? and we think you’ll enjoy revisiting Reuben and his friends.

This issue wouldn’t be complete without the ever-popular ?From Where I Sit,? a column That’s been offering Hazel Anaka’s perceptive and refreshing viewpoint on life since 2003.

John Buhler is here as well, a writer who always brings his book and film reviews to vivid life and pulls readers into the tale, whether It’s haunted houses or Napoleon’s scientists.

Another favourite is Christina M. Frey’s ?AU Profiles.? Along with these fascinating glimpses into the lives of AU students, her musings on life always bring a smile and we think you’ll enjoy her article on air travel just as much as the first time it appeared.

We’ve got highlights from Bethany Tynes, too, a versatile writer who brings the straight goods to ?AU Options? while providing thoughtful insights in her feature articles.

The past year also saw the return of ?Dear Barb,? featuring Barbara Godin’s sensible advice, along with many new and talented voices as well as the occasional visit from familiar ones?far too many to list here, so feel free to wander through the Best of 2009 and enjoy!