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Editorial—Ignoring the Debates

I have to admit, I’ve ignored the federal election debates that have been presented on television over the last few days.  What I’ve read about them has essentially confirmed what I expected, if you were looking for solid information or ideas, they were mostly a waste of time. In this age of the internet that… Read more »

Why a Jewel Tree?

“The jewel tree opens its loving embrace to everyone and promotes happiness—which is our natural state and birthright.” ~Robert Thurman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Today… Read more »

China vs Canada: Tim Hortons Comparison

For many, Tim Hortons brand represents Canadian identity almost as well as our hockey fanaticism and our cravings for the iconic maple syrup. Halfway across the world, I came across a rare find – a Tim Hortons Cafe in the middle of a bustling street in Shanghai, China. I was also feeling slightly homesick and… Read more »

Council Connection

The AUSU meeting on September 19, 2019 began a minute or two after 6:30pm but proceeded in a swift manner. Although the meeting wasn’t longer than an hour, there was plenty of new information shared and inspiration to initiate change . Councillors Darcie Fleming, Amanda Lipinski, and Josh Ryan were noted as absent with regrets,… Read more »

Editorial

You may not realize this, but writers for The Voice Magazine get recognized for their work and I couldn’t be prouder.  The latest of ours to receive an award is none other than Barb Godin.  The Professional Writer’s Association of Canada has decided that her article, Mary’s Story, published on January 4, 2019 in our… Read more »

Why, Lisa Bloom?

“We need to pay it forward.  As we have access to power, we need to bring others along.” – Helene Lerner While living in the Middle East, I was often struck by how arduously women competed for the approval of men.  I saw women driving, women holding positions of power in government and business, and… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Gift of Melancholy

Recently, suffering from a flu bug, I watched Melancholia, a 2011 psychological sci-fi drama film by the controversial Danish director Lars von Trier.  The film revolves around  a soon-to-be-married couple and a group of their guests who gather at an elegant country estate to celebrate the wedding, just as a rogue planet (named “Melancholia,” giving… Read more »