Vol. 18 Iss. 44

Volume 18 Issue 44 - 11/05/2010

Editorial – If I Could Turn Back Time . . .

“This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Time: the very word is an enigma, and the concept has intrigued thinkers and artists since the dawn of history. Writers, poets, and musicians… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Dealing with Grief

As a funeral celebrant, I hold an affiliate membership with the Alberta Funeral Service Association. Recently, I attended a daylong Dealing with Grief conference in Edmonton; the keynote speaker was the Australian-born psychiatrist David Kissane. Dr. Kissane is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, professor of psychiatry… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ben Jaffe

Ben Jaffe is the son of Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the founders of Preservation Hall in New Orleans. It was his idea to create the album Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program; you can read the Voice review of this album here. Ben also plays tuba in… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Taha Adnan, Je Hais l?Amour

Taha Adnan, Je Hais l?Amour Publisher: Éditions Le Fennec, 2010 (Trans.) Original Arabic Title: Akraho Al Hob (Dar Nahda Al Arabia, 2009). ?Seul le poète casse devant le poèm Moi je ne suis pas un poète Seulement je ressens la douleur froide et dis C?est mon feu Lorsque je tends ma main pour la toucher… Read more »

Did You Know? – Write Site

As the semester progresses, assignments and essays start piling up. And although many find their coursework stimulating and rewarding, It’s frequently the writing process That’s the biggest challenge. But there’s hope: if academic writing is your Achilles heel?or even if you just want some clarification on when to use a semicolon?consider visiting Athabasca University’s Write… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – On A Rainy Day

November has always seemed like an interminable bridge. The excitement of fall has worn off, a dank chill has permanently entered the air, and a gloomy atmosphere often seems to pervade the houses. To shake it off, this week’s links explore the beauty that even the most miserably cold and wet weather can bring. Dark… Read more »

Green Light – City Talk

I’ve been intrigued by the coverage?and controversy?surrounding the building of what was originally planned to be the world’s first zero-carbon city. Located in the desert outside Abu Dhabi, the city of Masdar seems like a shining beacon of sustainability. However, the project has run into difficulties. Local recession conditions and the astronomical costs of creating… Read more »