Vol. 14 Iss. 29

Volume 14 Issue 29 - 08/04/2006

From Where I Sit – Real Estate Reality

Over the last few days, I was sucked into the vortex called “Edmonton ‘s Hot Real Estate Market.” No, I’m not leaving the ol’ homestead with its peace, quiet and tranquility for the bright lights and excitement of Alberta’s capital city. Blame my daughter Hilary. Just like it occurred with her brother, it seems every… Read more »

Lost & Found – Resting Place

Please come in and make yourself at home. I’m so sorry that I missed your arrival. There’s beer in the fridge, and some good cheese and bread in the pantry. There’s wood stacked up in the fireplace, and some matches on the mantle. Please excuse the dust and the cobwebs, but there just doesn’t seem… Read more »

The Good Life – Outdoor Eating

As much as I like the idea of a romantic dinner for two at a wonderful French bistro (you know, the type with the crisp white table cloths, glowing tea lights, crushed velvet draperies, and perfect foie gras and creme brulee), the very best meals I’ve enjoyed in my life did not come accompanied by… Read more »

Click On This – Nifty Tricks You Can Learn Too

SketchSwap – http://www.sketchswap.com/ Draw one – get one back! An online drawing tool that lets you use a graphics tablet, or your mouse, to share cartoons and other artwork. 30 Boxes – http://30boxes.com/ Need a simpler online calendar tool? This might be the one for you. Rain – http://www.storynest.com/Pictolaby_web/works/p08.htm Who says you can’t control the… Read more »

Life from a baby’s perspective

Baby’s lives are very simple and we should learn from them, as much as babies learn from us every day. In these busy times, where people run from one place to the next, with minutes or even seconds to spare between appointments, meetings, jobs, classes, homework, exercise classes, meals, etc., they barely stop to “smell… Read more »

On the Path to Enlightenment: Living in the Moment

One of the things I learned last weekend from my extensive study of Buddhism and other forms of Eastern spirituality is that there is a real tendency in our Western outlook on life to constantly be living in the past and in the future, rather than “in the moment.” Personally, I think it is difficult… Read more »

Inukshuk as Teacher

New in my garden this summer is Inukshuk. It is Inuit in origin, steeped in symbolism, and irresistible because of its human shape. In traditional Inuit settings, Inukshuk served any of several purposes: a directional guidepost for travelers, a warning of potential dangers, a message centre, a cache of food, a hunting aid or an… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

WHAT IS THE BILL 7 AWARD? Administered by Supporting Our Youth and governed by a board of Trustees, the Bill 7 Award was established in 1988 to provide financial support to lesbian and gay students in post-secondary education in Ontario. To qualify for the Bill 7 Award, applicants must: – identify as part of the… Read more »

Voice Events Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line. CLASSICAL CALGARY – A WALKING TOUR On now to September 17, 2006 2:00 PM -Calgary, AB Glenbow Museum – Ticket Prices Included with Museum Admission Adults $12 – Senior $9 – Youth/Student $8 Children (Under 6) Free – Family $37.50 info@glenbow.org… Read more »

Conference Connections

MEDIA CHANGE AND SOCIAL THEORY Begins September 6, 2006 United Kingdom – http://www.cresc.ac.uk This conference brings together media scholars and social theorists to try to push forward media theory. We need to enrich the intellectual resources we draw upon to understand the media. Speakers include: Nick Coulbry (London School of Economics) Daniel Hallin (University of… Read more »

RE: The Flip Side of Puritan

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. RE: The Flip Side of Puritan July 28, 2006 v14 i28 I just wanted to say that Busby LeClair’s “The Flip Side of Puritan” was one of the best pieces I’ve read in… Read more »


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