Vol. 20 Iss. 20

Volume 20 Issue 20 - 05/25/2012

Tunisian Travels, Part III

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 the first part of the series here and the second part, here. ?To travel is to discover… Read more »

So You Want to Be a Better Writer: Clichés

It’s crunch time, and you’ve been a bit overwhelmed. You’ve been burning the candle at both ends and finally your blood and sweat and tears have paid off. You don’t have delusions of grandeur, but you think that what you wrote turned out fairly well. Ignorance is bliss . . . until the grades arrive…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – We Are What We Eat

Regular readers know how I love books and all they offer. My passion isn’t limited to the latest and greatest, though, so I was tickled to find an old coil-bound book called Edmonton Hospital Diet Therapy Manual. I am both amused and amazed by how much things have changed?and how much they’ve stayed the same…. Read more »

Write Stuff – Robograders

It’s the stuff of every neo-Luddite’s worst nightmare: machines and computers that replace human workers. Computers that can replicate human expertise, and even perform tasks thousands of times faster. In education, robograders seem to fit that bill, but the technology has a long way to go before it gets a passing grade. The word ?robograders?… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Benda Bilili!

Film: Benda Bilili! (official website) (National Geographic Entertainment) Genre: Documentary, Art House Cast: Coco, Roger, Ricky, Theo Writers/Directors: Florent de la Tullaye, Renaud Barret ?Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot… Read more »

Health Matters – Alkalinity

Acid and alkaline. You may remember these terms from your high school chemistry class, but odds are you haven’t thought about the concept of pH in years. But did you know that acidity and alkalinity play an important role in our everyday lives?and in our bodily health? Chemistry and Your Health In fact, acidity and… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – All the World’s a Stage

Summer’s a hot time to buy or sell a home, and competition is fierce. One aspect of home selling That’s grown hugely in popularity in recent years is home staging. Simply put, home staging means setting up your house so it looks more attractive to prospective buyers?and it may not always be as simple as… 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 »