Vol. 20 Iss. 40

Volume 20 Issue 40 - 10/19/2012

Editorial – No Way

When we were kids, it was all about the ?no.? In our first years, ?no? was our favourite response. Come indoors. No. Put away your toys. No. Eat your spinach. No, no, no! No was a bad word. Once we left the preschool years, though, that ?no? became a shining star?a goal to pursue, a… Read more »

Write Stuff – Philosophers in Tights

Most of the time, plain language efforts focus on the concrete, everyday world?on getting rid of the gibberish and making everything from cell phone contracts to medical forms clear and easy to read. But what about the big ideas, the worlds of philosophy or astronomy? To inspire the next generation of deep thinkers, It’s not… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Nightmare

Hilary is in many ways the typical 27-year-old: full of dreams and projects but wanting to live each day fully right now. She’s also exceptional in that she works crazy long hours, volunteers for good causes, travels for work and pleasure, has an active social life, and is committed to family. All that adds up… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Film: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) Director/Screenwriter: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet M├╝mtaz Taylan, Firat Tanis;, Ercan Kesal Genre: Art House, International, Drama ?Life is but a dream for the dead.? Gerard Way ?Krishna was once asked what was the most miraculous thing in all creation, and… Read more »

Health Matters – Organic Food: Sham or Salvation?

Organic foods are a hot topic these days, especially with the recent Stanford study suggesting that there’s no nutritional superiority. Is the organic food market all a hoax? Or is organic still the way to go? This article offers some food for thought. What Is Organic? What is organic food? Generally, organic produce is grown… Read more »

In Conversation – A Syrian Kurd, Part IV: Masters and Slaves

?The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other. Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.? Thomas Jefferson ?A thief not caught becomes a king.? Kurdish proverb Moustafa Mala Bozan is a… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Tough Break

October 20 was World Osteoporosis Day, which is dedicated to spreading awareness about risk factors for fragility fractures and breaks. ?Stop At One [fracture],? proclaims the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Read on for more about bone health and how you can reduce your risk. Just the Facts Did you know that many broken bones aren’t accidents?… Read more »