Vol. 18 Iss. 30

Volume 18 Issue 30 - 07/30/2010

Editorial – Thank You for the Music

?Friendship is like a violin; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever.? Author Unknown Late July is usually moving month in our community. Often, we’re the ones heading from home and comfort on a new and exciting adventure to set up a new home in a strange city. This… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

Write Stuff – Seven Stories

Digital downloads of Avatar and Harry Potter. E-readers. Blogs. Mashups on YouTube. The modern flood of entertainment might be death to our attention spans, but what a way for them to go: arguably, in an age overflowing with more originality and choice than ever before. Er, hang on a minute. Originality? Maybe when it comes… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Lovely Bones (DVD)

DVD: The Lovely Bones Theatrical Release: December 2009 DVD Release: April 2010 Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, Saoirse Ronan, Rose McIver Director: Peter Jackson Screenwriters: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Composer: Brian Eno DreamWorks Pictures The Hero’s Journey for Abuse Survivors “These were the lovely bones that had… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Treated Right?

A July 25 article on page A3 of the Edmonton Journal has me shaking my head. The half-page story appeared under the headline ?Mother sues son she abandoned?; the subheading was ?BC woman, 71, seeks support from children under archaic statute.? Shirley Anderson is suing her adult children for support under The Parents? Maintenance Act… Read more »

Health Matters – Fish Oil

Most of us have heard of fish oil. If a co-worker or friend isn’t surreptitiously popping the capsules with their lunch, then magazine ads have showcased the product, or radios have blared testimonials. What is all of the hype about? Fish oil is, simply put, oil that is derived from fish. Some comes from the… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Janet Klein, Part III

Janet Klein has amassed an international cult following by singing little-known songs of the 1910s, ?20s, and ?30s in period dress in an evocative, childlike voice. Her repertoire includes Yiddish tunes, Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, ragtime, vaudeville, and novelty tunes. Janet recently took the time to chat with Wanda Waterman St. Louis about… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Call of Adventure

Thanks to the upcoming Civic Holiday, cities will empty as vacationers take advantage of the long weekend. But relaxing on the lake isn’t for everyone. These people spent their leisure time on the road of high adventure; their day-by-day accounts make an exciting read for outdoor enthusiasts, whether armchair or otherwise. Bicycle for One From… Read more »