Vol. 16 Iss. 04

Volume 16 Issue 4 - 01/25/2008

Editorial – Hanging Out

Given that the world’s ice cover is melting at an alarming rate, it could be said that government action to address the problem is the most glacial thing around. There’s hope, though, in a recent announcement by Gerry Phillips, Ontario’s Energy Minister. It seems that substance might finally be taking precedence over style, as the… Read more »

Do Not Go Gentle: My Grandmother’s Rage

?What am I to do now?? This has become my grandmother’s refrain. It was shocking when I saw her again after she had been moved from the Alzheimer’s care centre to the nursing home. My mother had tried to warn me, but I was still unprepared for the vacant eyes, the crooked body, and the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Art Imitating Life

Futurists predicted that through the miracle of technology we’d all be working at home. Bypassing the often-brutal commute, upping productivity, and bringing back a semblance of home life were the promises. Brian Basset’s Adam@Home cartoon strip has been chronicling the highs and lows of this work-from-home dad since his own layoff from a job as… Read more »

The Milk-Crate Bandit – Please Ask Your Children to Leave the Room

No Country for Old Men Directed by: The Coen Brothers Starring: Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, and an extremely scary man Beautiful location, great acting from a cast that couldn’t have been chosen better, brilliant dialogue, and loads of rootin? tootin? shoot-em-up barn-burnin? cowboy-style blood-and-guts action?but when the credits rolled, I felt like a kid… Read more »

The Gardener

There once was an elderly gardener who loved nature. She spent much of her time outside her tiny cottage, tending a beautiful garden filled with many colours, shapes, and sizes of plants and flowers. There was one part of the garden, however, right in the very centre, which did not easily yield growth. According to… Read more »

Click On This – Mixamillion

Since variety is the spice of life, here’s a mixed bag of goodies to enjoy over the weekend. Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School Now if they could only furnish you with this in pint-sized form. Museum of Talking Boards And you thought it was just Ouija boards! Sun Jars A little project to bring… Read more »