Vol. 15 Iss. 02

Volume 15 Issue 2 - 01/12/2007

Lost & Found – Absolute Zero

We don’t remember days. We remember moments. ~ Cesare Pavese Terrible moments never to be retrieved, when I said the wrong thing, did the wrong thing, failed to do the right thing, or made the wrong choice. Golden-coloured moments when all the angels of heaven crowded about us and everything momentarily was right with the… Read more »

The Mythology of Back to the Basics

A friend of ours, a school teacher, informs us that in recent years there has been what amounts to a minor exodus of students away from the public school system in favour of private schools. Sometimes, this move is initiated for religious or other valid and well thought out reasons. Often, however, the reason for… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Pandora.com

Let’s skip the reviews for a week ? after all, we’ve got to give the bands a little time to record in the new year! This issue, I want to share a little known online program that the creators have called the “Music Genome Project”. This group of enterprising people have created a set of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shoulder Saga III

Readers of this space will remember I was to have surgery in November to repair a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I showed up dutifully at the Grey Nuns Hospital on the morning of November ninth as physically and psychologically ready as I could be. I waited around in one of those lovely… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework

AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework New policy addresses many concerns, but barriers still exist Athabasca University Students’ Union – Friday’s press release on the Affordability Framework for Post-Secondary education included a number of surprises and addressed many of the concerns expressed in AUSU’s 2005 submission to the A Learning Alberta Steering Committee’s post-secondary review. Requests… Read more »

In Search Of

I’ll tell you right upfront that I am an atheist. I am not one in the strongest sense of the term, but what a friend once termed a “passive atheist.” In the simplest terms, for me, this means that while I do not personally espouse belief in any sort of supreme being or power, nor… Read more »

Menstruation: Misunderstood or modern woman’s foe?

BRANDON, Man. (CUP) — Does eliminating menstruation show the ultimate submission to man or is it the ultimate assertion of female strength? A heated debate along these lines has ensued since the introduction of new, continuous birth control drugs such as Anya. These pills eliminate even the ?withdrawal bleeding? of conventional birth control pills, causing… Read more »

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