Vol. 20 Iss. 28

Volume 20 Issue 28 - 07/20/2012

Editorial – Quit to Win

This article is adapted from one originally published August 5, 2011, in issue 1929. ?Winners never quit, and quitters never win,? the motivational poster says, and the sentiment is echoed in many aspects of life. Rarely is there a hero who pauses, changes course, and then restarts a quest in a different direction?and succeeds. In… Read more »

From Where I Sit – My Job

In February 2013 I will make a presentation to a women’s conference. The topic is Stay-cations. I was approached by one of the organizers because of my work as a writer for a tourism guide. What I will aim for is a splendid mix of facts, humour, and helpful information?all the things I value in… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Artist

Film: The Artist (The Weinstein Co. 2011) Writer/Director: Michel Hazanavicius Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcolm McDowell, Missi Pyle Genre: Romantic comedy ?Let me tell you what I just heard. Talk, talk, talk, I. Talk, talk, talk, I. Well, what about me?? Gena Showalter, The Darkest Seduction ?Love,… Read more »

Write Stuff – Cover Girls

Headlines about classic lit don’t usually include words like sexy, lure, and teens. But a recent ABC News article used just such provocative language in a piece about updating classic book covers. Are literary classics being sexed up to grab young readers? No, and any controversy in that headline is more like a fairy tale…. Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Philip Glass, Symphony No. 9

Album: Philip Glass, Symphony No. 9 (2012) Bruckner Orchester Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies ?Artists do not experiment. Experiment is what scientists do; they initiate an operation of unknown factors to be instructed by its results. An artist puts down what he knows and at every moment it is what he knows at that… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Toby, Part I

The Creative Value of Twisted Emotional States ?Nobody’s eyes should have seen what your eyes have seen, Should have felt all the pain and all of the sadness from all of those years. But now I’m on the outside, now I’m looking in, Not able to touch you, not able to hold you?I’m helpless back… Read more »

VOICE Holiday

Summer is in full swing. How will you be spending your holidays? At the beach? Sightseeing in the city? Or just curled up with a cold drink and a good novel? Here at The Voice we’ll be taking a brief break, too, while we refocus, recharge, and get ready for the next step for The… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU’s Advising Services

For first-time students, program selection and planning are significant undertakings. But even if You’re well on your way to earning that degree or certificate, It’s important to revisit and revise your program plan continuously to keep up with changing interests and circumstances. It’s easy to get bogged down in the confusing swirl of prerequisites, program… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Camping

Air conditioning and creature comforts are all very well and good?but sometimes summer brings the siren call of nature, and we’re seized with the urge to abandon civilization and live outdoors for a while. Whether you prefer a luxurious ?glamping? experience, remote locations, or something in between, click through this week’s links for advice and… Read more »