Vol. 21 Iss. 16

Volume 21 Issue 16 - 05/04/2013

This World – Indian Winter, Part I

It’s chilly in Canada! Home after a five-week trip to India to visit my husband’s family, I’ve found the return here definitely shocking to my system. And it’s not only the contrast between 30-degree days and unseasonable snow. The palm trees, the street life, the roaming chickens and cows, the dust blowing in the windows,… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Human Behaviour

Some people are funny. I count myself in that group. I just finished working a shift in a booth at the Summer Travel Show sponsored by the Edmonton Journal. The morning was especially busy; I’m sure the free admission and free parking helped. Three of us worked the double-sized booth, and we were kept hopping…. Read more »

Write Stuff – A Silence That Isn’t Golden

History, as the saying goes, is written by the victors. Most often That’s meant wealthy men, simply because women, children, and the poor were either illiterate or not allowed access to the materials or outlets to have their voices heard. But all That’s changed, right? don’t women writers now work on a level playing field,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – G-Dog

Film: G-Dog Director: Freida Lee Mock Genre: Documentary ?God is love, and those who live in love, live in God.? 1 John, 4:16 World’s Most Creative Application of the Social Gospel Diane Keaton sits down in the Home Girl Café. The waitress doesn’t recognize her, but while taking her order the young woman suddenly stops… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – For Now I am Winter

Album: Ólafur Arnalds, For Now I am Winter ?Another race hath been, and other palms are won. Thanks to the human heart by which we live, Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears, To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.? William Wordsworth, from… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – I Need a Hero

Iron Man 3 is out this weekend (Tony Stark!), which means a renewed interest in comic book-style superheroes. What do you know about Canadian superheroes? Free comics? Real-life super powers and caped crusaders? Click through the links to discover the fact and the fiction. Heroes of the North Heroes of the North is breaking new… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student of Fortune

Have a question you need answered? Confused about that mathematical concept and need some one-on-one help? Lost, stuck, or unable to wait for formal help via your course tutor? Student of Fortune may have your answers?literally. The online service pairs up students and would-be tutors without a formalized arrangement like many tutoring organizations require. The… Read more »