Homemade Is Better—Red Beans and Rice

I have been hesitant to make this dish; I have tried so many previous times to make it work and make it taste like my sister-in-law’s.  Her recipe comes from her mother-in-law, who lived in New Orleans for a few years.  This isn’t that recipe, but I finally felt like I had gotten my recipe… Read more »

[blue rare]—Where Dragons Live

Perhaps it is the state of the world these days, or merely my inner state of mind, or some combination of the two, but lately I have been feeling adrift.  More accurately, the need to be adrift.  To cut myself free from the present place and time in the hopes of finding diversion, escape, maybe… Read more »

Defunding the Police? Part III

Last time in The Voice Magazine, I wrote about how I submitted a criminal complaint to the Ottawa Police Services Board (the Board) focusing on organized crime and an illegal online gambling ring, and how I subsequently identified shortcomings with how the Board had ‘handled’ my initial criminal complaint. By the end of this article,… Read more »

My 2023 Courses and Software Recommendations

If there is one thing I love more than learning about people’s character strengths, it’s learning about their hobbies.  And what better way to learn about someone’s hobbies and personality than seeing what courses and software they use. With that said, here are some suggestions for courses and software that can improve life.  At least,… Read more »

Music Review—Uncertain Joys

Album: Uncertain Joys Artist: The Subways UK indie-punks, The Subways, have released their fifth album, Uncertain Joys.  The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. The Subways were formed in 2002, in Hertfordshire, England.  The band consists of Billy Lunn on guitar and vocals, Charlotte Cooper on bass and vocals, and Camille… Read more »

Dear Barb—Time: Less Friends

Dear Barb: I am a middle-aged woman who is married with three adult children.  I work long hours in a busy, fast-paced environment, so I do not have a lot of extra time.  Any free time that I do have I like to spend it with my family and friends.  However, I have a work… Read more »

Why You Are Terrific

You are a gift to this world.  Just your presence on this planet is cause for the heavens to celebrate.  Deep down, every flower, bird, and being sings for your success in this world.  You are nothing short of spectacular.  And here are some reasons why you are terrific: Everyone has flaws, but your strengths… Read more »

AUSU Update!

Join us on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. MT on Zoom and celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Olukoju from AU as he discusses Politics, Voting, and the Inclusion of the Black Community in Canadian Governance.  Dr. Olukoju holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and a second in Theology. RSVP on Eventbrite! Then… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Toward Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century MOOC Jan 29 to Jun 10 Online Hosted by AU and Synergia Register through above link Library Chat Tues, Jan 31, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Writing Forum: Research:… Read more »