Vol. 20 Iss. 42

Volume 20 Issue 42 - 11/02/2012

Editorial – If I Could Turn Back Time . . .

This article was originally published November 5, 2010, volume 18 issue 44. ?This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down.? J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Time: the very word is an enigma, and the concept has intrigued… Read more »

Write Stuff – Anonymous, Part 1

If a few bad apples spoil the barrel, how many trolls and bullies does it take to spoil the Internet? It seems we’ve reached a tipping point, with an increasing number of online media sites starting to ban anonymous comments. But before we rejoice in this triumph of transparency, we need to be careful what… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Another Speed Bump

With harvest well out of the way and our kitchen cabinets due to be delivered in early November, It’s becoming crunch time for our reno. The drywaller/stippler/painter who saw the project in early August gave a quote and accepted the job. But when I called him over Thanksgiving weekend, he said there were other jobs… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Seinn

Album: Seinn (2012) Artists: Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac ?Moch ‘s a ‘mhaduinnrinn mi éirigh Early in the morning I arose Dhirich mi àirighnaspréigheadh I climbed the shelling Fhuair mi a’ chruinneagdhonn gun éirigh I found the brown-haired maiden not yet risen? ?ÒranLuaidh? (traditional Scots Gaelic song) The Importance of Being Gaelic Years ago,… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Gerhard Richter Painting

Film: Gerhard Richter Painting (Kino Lorber 2011) Writer/Director: Corinna Belz ?Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we’re trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn’t.? Brad Holland Who Cares if They Like it?Is It Right?… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Be Prepared

After Hurricane Sandy’s winds, rain, and flooding brought the East Coast to a standstill, it seems a good time to evaluate our own emergency preparedness. After all, disaster conditions–whether an earthquake, blizzard, city-wide power outage, or even a house fire?can happen anywhere. This week’s links offer some tips for sensible emergency preparedness. Armed with a… Read more »

Did You Know? – Purdue OWL

As the end of the semester approaches, odds are there’s a research paper brewing at the back of your mind. Stumped on the mechanics of composition? Got a grammar or usage question? Need help with a citation? Whatever your writing-related dilemma, You’re sure to find help at Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL), a fantastic resource… Read more »