Vol. 20 Iss. 22

Volume 20 Issue 22 - 06/08/2012

Artemis Sleeps

I lean on her bedroom door and listen for the sound of her bedsprings creaking. Like me, my daughter will stay awake past midnight reading, but she is only eight. She needs her sleep. Hearing nothing, I pull open the door and peer around the corner. She sleeps. An hour ago, she howled and bellowed… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Rock Solid

Several years ago I became interested in rocks. During walks down our country road, I started noticing what was beneath my feet?and like a magpie, I was attracted to those with a bit of glitter or shine. But because I was an equal opportunity collector I also pocketed those rocks and stones with interesting shapes… Read more »

Write Stuff – Pretty as a Picture

Ah, the poor old newspaper article. It just doesn’t get any respect these days. Not only are newsroom budgets shrinking, but readers even protest at pay walls. To top it off, the article form itself may soon be passé, with tiny nuggets of information served up instead?a sort of fact buffet readers can choose from…. Read more »

The Mindful Bard – My Joy

Film: My Joy (Kino Lorber 2010) (Russian with English subtitles) Director/Screenwriter: Sergei Loznitsa Cast: Viktor Nemets, Vlad Ivanov, Olga Shuvalova Genre: Art House/International/Drama ?Anyone who doesn’t regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.? Vladimir Putin ?As a result of half a century of Soviet… Read more »

Health Matters – Inflammatory Eating

When you think of inflammation, what comes to mind tends to be obvious symptoms: painful joints, swollen knees, and lower back stiffness. Although these are all indications of inflammation, you might be surprised to know that there are other, more hidden, symptoms–and some of them might be affecting you right now. Why worry? You can’t… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Lel Wa Ain

Listen Global, Play Local ?I love our Egyptian music,? says Nour Eldin Nageh Ali, ?[but] I also love Western genres like jazz, blues, and reggae. I like to blend them together and I also like to find ways to mix all of these with Oriental and Sufi music.? Nour is the composer and vocalist for… 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 – Picture This

Maybe you love to snap photos of the family vacation?or can’t resist experimenting with capturing the essence of nature through your camera lense. Or perhaps you just appreciate the art of beautiful photography. For some personal inspiration, check out the intriguing, jaw-dropping, and moving photos linked to here! Blow Your Mind Photo enthusiast site pxleyes.com… Read more »