Vol. 16 Iss. 30

Volume 16 Issue 30 - 08/01/2008

Editorial – Like a House on Fire

It takes a certain something to put your life in danger?day in, day out?to rescue others. Police and firefighters are the two most obvious examples that come to mind. And when those who lay their lives on the line are volunteers, there’s an added element. These are people who give a damn; people willing to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Seeing Red

On Friday, July 25, I made a conscious decision to wear red during a trip to Edmonton. Most of my errands kept me in the area from 137 Avenue in the north to 111 Avenue in the south, and between about 97 Street and 45 Street. Not a huge area to be sure, and I… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Honeydripper

DVD: The Honeydripper Released: 2008 Directed by John Sayles ?White folks look right through me. Besides, how much mischief an old blind spook like me gon’ git up to anyhow?? Possum, in The Honeydripper You’ve heard the blues played, sweetly, majestically, on a twangy guitar, and You’re now deeply in thrall. You have to learn… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Jacob McArthur Mooney

Jacob McArthur Mooney Jacob McArthur Mooney grew up in Nova Scotia and attended university in Newfoundland. He is now pursuing an MFA at the University of Guelph. His first book of poems, The New Layman’s Almanac, was recently published by McClelland & Stewart (see the Mindful Bard review here). He edits the web journal ThievesJargon.com… Read more »

Health Matters – Favism: A Brief Overview

Background Favism is characterized as an enzymatic deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD). It is believed to be one of the most common enzyme deficiencies worldwide, affecting nearly 400 million people. G-6-PD deficiency can lead to jaundice, hemolysis (bursting of red blood cells), or acute hemolytic anemia or a chronic spherocytic type (premature destruction of red… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Library E-Books

Are you looking for one more reference to take that essay from a B to an A? Need to double check a quotation or page number, but you’ve already returned your books in the mail? Then AU library e-books just might help you find what You’re looking for. Along with all the great resources available… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Bell, Telus face class action suit over texting fees – Foreign News: Daily life in Egypt means sexual harassment for women

At Home: Bell, Telus face class action suit over texting fees Canadian consumers have plenty to complain about when it comes to the high prices and rigid contracts for their cell phone service, but Bell Mobility and Telus may have pushed customers too far. Recently, both service providers announced new charges for incoming text messages,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Where in the World

Whether they fly, drive, bike, or take the train, millions of people spend their summer holidays travelling. And that means maps?lots of maps. Here are some interesting sites to help you find your way?or keep the kids amused while You’re hanging out in the airport terminal. Map Games This is a great site for kids,… Read more »