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The Harried Student Reviews Calculus

Suicidal moths pinging against my window, I read. I read again. I write it down. I invert it. I write it down inverted. I break it into phrases. I look each word up. Each one. One at a time. Like the death bent moths, one by one by one by one: Then I realize it’s… Read more »

Meditation for a Healthier Us

We have now discovered that not only do we all have the ability to meditate, but also, we have learned the basics of a meditative practice; however, the question of why we should meditate remains. The answer is that regular meditation has amazing effects on our stress levels, our health, our access to our intelligence,… Read more »

DEAR SANDRA – The Advice Column

Dear Sandra, I have a major problem with motivation. I let things slide – particularly course work, and then have to cram it all in at the last moment. I’m paying through the teeth on extensions and I’m still not getting things done. I mean to try, but distance education seems so easy to put… Read more »

Worth a Second Look – Food Safety Part III

I love to cook. But, there are occasions when my husband and I appreciate the chance to relax and enjoy a meal prepared by someone else, and spend a bit of time together. A recent meal out which left us with food poisoning, made me wonder what standards restaurant owners must follow to keep the… Read more »

Allergic to Colour: The North American Bias!

What colour are your home’s walls? White, by any chance? If they are, fear not, you’re not alone. When Larry and I got to the point where we could become homeowners I started watching the idiot box for decorating shows. First, they’re fun. Second, they have a bunch of neat ideas for free. Third, I… Read more »

Canadian Fed Watch!

The Canada We Want – The Undergraduates We Don’t Every new session of parliament begins with a Speech from the Throne that our government uses to make a set of promises about what they hope to do while in office. In this session’s speech, titled The Canada We Want, we see that the government has… Read more »

From My Perspective – Tool Concert

“Think for yourself. Question authority, strive to be different and unique, never repeat things other people say” Maynard James Keenan, (from Timothy Leary) Tonight I did not attend the Tool concert in Edmonton. But I might as well have done so, since it completely occupied my whole evening. Tool; for the uninitiated; is a heavy… Read more »

Monarchy and Politics – Strange Bedfellows

This week Queen Elizabeth visits Canada and, as always, her arrival brings controversy. It is a controversy that will not go away. Every year more Canadians question if Canada still needs an official monarch, and royal visits will always bring this argument to the fore. It is a reasonable question. For decades, the official function… Read more »

A Bug In Your Ear: The Good Things

I recently had an opportunity to do a good thing and go out with my significant other and a large number of other well-meaning souls and pick potatoes for the Food Bank. I love the idea of doing good things, and I enjoy the warm fuzzy aftermath of having done a good thing. I enjoy… Read more »

REVERSING KANANASKIS FAILURE SHOULD BE MAIN GOAL OF G8 DEVELOPMENT MEETING IN WINDSOR … published October 2, 2002

When G8 development cooperation ministers meet later this week in Windsor they can go a long way towards reversing the failure of the recent Kananaskis meeting by making good on Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s proposal to set aside significant aid dollars for African development. Africa “‘s development was the main G8 agenda item when world… Read more »