Vol. 15 Iss. 29

Volume 15 Issue 29 - 08/10/2007

Poetic Licence

Tight-Laced My corset is made of air, stronger than steel or bone and self-laced to shape me like a tube. What better way to purge this hourglass? You know, Ms. Granger holds the record, tight-laced to fifteen now and counting, but I have no use for her corsetiere. To be the hand within the glove… Read more »

Editorial – There Ought To Be a Law

Besides death and taxes, there are a couple of other constants in the universe: Everybody loves a good puzzle, and most of us like to see the good guy win. These two simple facts (as well as the quality of the production) are what’s behind the solid success of the television program CSI: Crime Scene… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Coalition for Student Loan Fairness; AUSU Frappr – Show Us Where You Are!

Coalition for Student Loan Fairness AUSU is currently investigating the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness (CSLF) to determine if participation with this group would be advantageous to our members. The group, a grassroots movement of student loan borrowers from across Canada, supports fairness in the loans repayment process. The CSLF notes that Canadian students are… Read more »

Lost & Found – Lord’s Prayer Redux

Our Mother, who art in Haida Gwaii and Venice and Montreal, who art walking alone on a midnight coastline, who art in Stonehenge and that greasy-spoon breakfast spot on Commercial Drive Hallowed be thy name, and hallowed be the hip upon which thou swingest thy babbling infant, and the beautiful creases around thine eyes, and… Read more »

The Good Life – The Value of Adversity

Like everyone else, I enjoy days that roll along smoothly. I get out of bed on time, and the weather is pleasant. The newspaper arrives neatly folded on my doorstep. I do not burn the toast. Traffic is smooth, making for an easy commute. I arrive at the office perfectly on time, and my daily… Read more »

From Where I Sit – New Car Smell

In the past few days I’ve entered into uncharted territory. Normally I would’ve had Roy at my side driving the process. Because of time constraints, it was more out of necessity than desire that I began researching a new vehicle purchase on my own. I started with talking to our son Greg, who’s a shrewd… Read more »

AU Profiles – Randall Sawka

STUDENT: Randall Sawka In this week’s profile, we meet Athabasca University graduate Randall Sawka, a freelance writer who has just published a thriller novel. He chats about the self-publishing business, how Athabasca University has helped him fulfill his dream of becoming a writer, and just what to do about writer’s block. Randall and his wife… Read more »

Click On This – Shutterbug

One thing I’ve noticed about carrying a camera is that it gives you–truly–a third eye. You cannot help but see: see more, look more closely, and find subjects in things you might otherwise pass by. This week, then, are a couple of collections of photographically related links. People – A selection of sites of photographers… Read more »

Education News: Athabasca University to offer first DE Doctoral program

ATHABASCA (The Insider) – Athabasca University has received approval from the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology to offer its first doctoral program, a Doctor of Education (EdD) in distance education. The program, the first of its kind in North America, will admit its first students in August 2008. ?Athabasca University has established itself as… Read more »