Vol. 20 Iss. 21

Volume 20 Issue 21 - 06/01/2012

Editorial – Pop Stop

Shocking news: sugary pop is unhealthy! Well, maybe not so shocking. What might come as more of a surprise, though, is a proposed law banning the sale of oversized cups of pop at New York City sporting events, restaurants, and the like. The move is part of an ongoing campaign against the obesity epidemic. But… Read more »

From Where I Sit – The Garden Whisperer

Traditionally, this is a very busy time of year for me. I’m in the end stages of planning a large event that happens at the beginning of June. Planning begins in January and has been quietly humming away at the back of my mind since then. In addition, this is crop seeding time. While I… Read more »

Write Stuff – Twitter Me This

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of poetry. Give me a long, winding adventure with Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, or an escape into historical detail with something like Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies. But sit down and lose myself in a book of poetry? Perish the thought. Oddly, It’s taken… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Carnage

Film: Carnage (Sony Pictures Classics 2011) Director: Roman Polanski Screenwriters: Yasmina Reza, Roman Polanski Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly Genre: Drama, Comedy ?Conflict cannot survive without your participation.? Wayne Dyer ?It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.? Homer Young Zachary wants to join… Read more »

Tunisian Travels, Part IV

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 rest of the series: Part I, Part II, and Part III. CafĂ© Life Nearly every street… Read more »

Did You Know? – Connexions

Whether You’re in need of supplemental material for a course, want to hone your skills or brush up on the basics over the summer, or just have a keen interest in pursuing a subject a little further, be sure to check out the customizable learning modules at Connexions. Connexions, which describes itself as ?the textbook… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Dirty

How does your garden grow? If agricultural experts are right, then how it grows is going to largely depend on what It’s grown in. The ?dirt? that you use in planting?the soil?can profoundly affect plant health, crop yield, and even taste and nutrition. Click through this week’s links to learn more. Better Taste It’s common… Read more »