Vol. 20 Iss. 31

Volume 20 Issue 31 - 08/17/2012

Study Space – Take a Stand

This article is adapted from the original, first published July 15, 2011, in issue 1926. The sky is sunny and the temperature’s warm?and your new box of course materials has just arrived. So why aren’t you feeling more motivated? Although many students continue their course work during the summer, the vibe is often more relaxed…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Progress

As I write this, August is half over?and I can’t believe it. I know time appears to speed up as we age, but this is crazy. I overheard Roy telling a friend on the telephone that he’s ?been very busy every day with very little to show for it.? I can identify with that. Yet… Read more »

Write Stuff – A Mystery To Me

Most readers love a good mystery. And one of the biggest mysteries about books has always been editing?that vital yet shadowy bridge between author inspiration and finished book. It’s taken the e-book and indie revolution to ignite a debate about this unseen realm, a realm where well-intentioned authors often stumble around in the dark. It… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

Film: Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010) Writer/Director: Joann Sfar Cast: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Anna Mouglalis ?In our family garden my husband is of the genus Narcissus, which includes daffodils and jonquils and a host of other ornamental flowers. There is, in such a genus of man, a pervasive and well-known pattern of… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Part I

A Crush on History, a Love of Change The Carolina Chocolate Drops is an American acoustic band playing in a traditional string band style. Their instruments include four-string banjo, five-string banjo, guitar, jug, harmonica, kazoo, snare drum, bones, quills, fiddle, beatbox, tambourine, mandolin, and cello. They use a mix of both traditional arrangements and their… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Autumn in Tunisia

Part II: Hearing from Tunisians ?In all forms of Government the people is the true legislator.? Edmund Burke ?Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.” Winston Churchill Read Part I of this series here. The Arab Spring’s weighty and far-reaching developments and repercussions have… Read more »

Did You Know? – CanLearn’s Financial Aid Resources

You’re committed to the next step in your educational journey. Congratulations! Now comes the difficult question: how are you going to pay for it? Navigating the maze of financial aid information out there can be overwhelming, but CanLearn will give you a good start in the right direction. CanLearn, an online resource from the Government… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Follow the Yellow Brick Road

This past week marked the 73rd anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of classic The Wizard of Oz. And while most of us have seen the movie several times, It’s always worth revisiting! This week’s links look behind the scenes of one of the most famous films in North American history. 71 Things You Never Knew… Read more »