Vol. 20 Iss. 19

Volume 20 Issue 19 - 05/18/2012

Tunisian Travels, Part II

Recently Wanda Waterman spent several weeks in Tunisia, where she crossed half the country, visited several cities and villages, and stayed with a traditional Tunisian family. This travelogue series chronicles her adventures and experiences in the Maghreb. Read Part I of the series here. ?The silent onlookers, those whose only concern is to protect their… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Peek at My Week

Another incredibly busy week awaits. It’s late Monday as I write this, and I’m just back from Edmonton?my third trip in the last five days. Here’s a peek at what’s in store. Monday: Today’s trip was part business, part pleasure. The business meeting was with a young mother who is considering hiring me to plan… Read more »

Write Stuff – Word Fury

Congratulations. You have just been named King (or Queen) of the English Language. It’s not all glitz and glamour, but the job does have an interesting perk: you get to choose the one word you will banish from the language forever. The word you love to hate, the one that makes you cringe every time… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Sidewalls

Film: Sidewalls (IFC Films) Screenwriter/Director: Gustavo Taretto Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Javier Drolas, Inés Efron, Carla Peterson, Rafa Ferro, Adrian Navarro Genre: Drama/Art House ??Suppose further,? Socrates says, ?that the man was compelled to look at the fire: wouldn’t he be struck blind and try to turn his gaze back toward the shadows, as… Read more »

Health Matters – It’s Allergy Season!

This article originally appeared in volume 1917 of The Voice Magazine (May 6, 2011). April showers bring May flowers, but May flowers unfortunately can bring those dreaded seasonal allergies. How to cope? In this article we’ll explore why allergies occur, and investigate some natural options for relief. What Are Allergies? A healthy immune systems is… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – International Museum Day

May 18 is International Museum Day. But if you’ve got other plans, don’t despair?an increasing number of museums, galleries, and other organizations are creating detailed online exhibits, and you can browse them anytime, anywhere. Check out these links and experience museums from the Smithsonian in Washington, DC to the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar…. Read more »

Green Light – Sunscreen

Summer’s fast approaching, which means It’s time to look out for your skin. Protecting yourself from harmful UV rays is essential to good skin health, but many sunscreens on the market contain toxic chemicals that are damaging both to your health and to that of the planet. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to determine the… Read more »