Vol. 20 Iss. 46

Volume 20 Issue 46 - 11/30/2012

Winter Ride

I have had my license for almost two decades. I have driven in wind and rain and snow and ice and, quite by accident, a thunderstorm that produced tornadoes. I spent two winters in Alaska, where roads don’t get salted because we all want to protect the moose. I should know a thing or two… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Beats the School of Hard Knocks

Several years ago I wrote a column extolling the virtues of handyman extraordinaire Mike Holmes. Actually, it bordered on becoming an ode. I talked about his gold necklace, bib Carhartt overall, and bulging biceps. That sexiness aside, I said that what most women really love about him is the commitment to get the job done,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The House of Tomorrow

Film: The House of Tomorrow (2011) Directors: Hanan Kattan and Shamim Sarif Screenwriter: Shamim Sarif Genre: Documentary ?Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ?each other? doesn’t… Read more »

In Conversation – Ingrid D. Johnson, Part II

Ingrid D. Johnson is a Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter with a deeply soulful rhythm-and-blues feel that evokes girl pop singers of the early ?60s. She recently released her debut full-length album What About Love? with her band The Funky Fresh Crew. A Jamaican who immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of four, Ingrid’s contribution… Read more »

Health Matters – Stress and Your Size

Stress is ubiquitous today. Our jobs are stressful, our lives are full of deadlines and expectations, and even our families and children are stressed. Many of us feel constantly ?under the gun? and, as a result, our health suffers. But did you know that stress can also affect our weight? It’s all about the individual… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Holiday Exam Procedures

If you have undergraduate courses ending December 31, 2012, you’ll want to note the University’s special holiday exam procedures?and order your final examinations as soon as possible. If your course contract date is December 31, you must submit your exam requests before the University closes for the holidays. Athabasca University will be closed from December… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Alternative Gifts

If the materialistic push of the holiday season has you feeling disgusted, it might be time for a new take on gift giving. This week’s links offer some alternative gift choices and practices that you might not have considered. Catalogue Order Sure, you could drop $50 on a gift for someone who already has everything–and… Read more »