Vol. 21 Iss. 42

Volume 21 Issue 42 - 11/08/2013

From Where I Sit – The Answer’s Clear

On November 11th many of us will gather at the cenotaph in our community to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Too many more will use this day off to work, play, or shop. Maybe we’d all benefit from a reminder of the history and significance of this day. World War I ended on November 11,… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – Now I Lay Me Down and Weep

Lie versus lay. Laid versus lay versus lain. It’s a question that confuses both new and experienced writers–and when it crops up in our own writing, we just want to lie down and die. Or is it lay? Surprisingly, It’s not as difficult to figure out as it looks–and you don’t need any grammar background… Read more »

Primal Numbers – The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

When You’re a little kid, It’s probably not the best idea to watch a horror movie called The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. But back in the ?60s That’s exactly what I did?and it scared the heck out of me. The film looks more than a little dated now, but the schlocky sci-fi premise was clearly… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Monday Night at the Mensa Disco

Album: Manteca, Monday Night at the Mensa Disco “We are driven by an intense desire to see the thrill in our audience’s eyes. With nine players on stage when we play an ensemble figure together there is a power and this kind of joyous impact surrounded by the silence between the notes that exhilarates us… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Money & Life

Film: Money and Life Director: Katie Teague Genre: Documentary “Planet Finance is now getting bigger than Planet Earth.” Rebecca Adamson, Indigenous Economics Advocate, quoted in Money & Life “I tell the story of a more beautiful world. To me That’s a story of the money but more broadly a story of the people. What’s happening… Read more »

Editorial – Stirring the Pot

Veterans Day. Armistice Day. Remembrance Day. No matter what you call it, the sentiment is the same, a day to celebrate and respect the men and women who died in various wars to preserve our freedom. I have to admit, I don’t tend to think of Remembrance Day in those terms. I don’t know anybody… Read more »

Click of the Wrist

Meaningful Medals CBC gives us a pictorial look at the medals, and stories behind them, of a number of Canadian servicemen. If you want Remembrance Day to be something beyond abstract concepts, this is a good place to see some of the people that we pause for on November 11th. Poppycraft If you’re the crafty… Read more »

International News Desk

At Home:Veterans Affairs Offices Closing In Corner Brook, NL, a rally was held on Thursday to protest the closing of a Veterans Affairs office. This is one of nine Veteran Affairs offices that are scheduled to close by February, 2014. CBC News reports that about 40 people attended the rally from the small city, mostly… Read more »

Council Connection

At the most recent Council Meeting, AUSU adjusted a number of policies to streamline investment planning. Part of this streamlining involves allowing Council to spend a small amount over-budget on specific line items, so long as the total amount spent remains within the budget. More interesting, however, was information that Council has gained from meetings… Read more »