Vol. 21 Iss. 43

Volume 21 Issue 43 - 11/15/2013

The Writer’s Toolbox – For Example

?Support your statements with examples,? my fourth grade teacher told us. And while it might have sounded scary to an elementary school student, adults will recognize how commonly we do this in everyday speech. Whether we’re complaining about the obnoxious drivers on today’s commute or clarifying exactly what kind of flour we want at the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Something’s Wrong

If my eyes aren’t burning and my butt isn’t numb, if the pain in my forearms almost disappears and my neck doesn’t ache, it feels like something’s wrong. If I have time to prepare a meal and take an hour break to eat it, it feels like something’s wrong. If I have time to gather… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Sit On It

It’s a conundrum of our technology-driven life that people are putting in longer hours on the job and are available 24/7 on phones and computers, yet we’re also more sedentary than ever before. Whether It’s typing in a cubicle, staring at a PowerPoint presentation, or getting some downtime in front of our laptop screen, it… Read more »

Editorial – Symbiosis

Increasing the number of writers for The Voice Magazine is one of the tasks I’ve been set to accomplish as editor here, so you can understand my excitement when I saw an email offering original content for The Voice Magazine. Even better, it seemed the person was willing to provide this content for no cost…. Read more »

In Conversation – With Matt Zimbel of Manteca, Part I

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Berthold Auerbach Manteca is a nine-piece Toronto-based jazz ensemble whose music is notable for its buoyant enthusiasm, broad spectrum of influences, smarts, and incredible listening appeal. Monday Night at the Mensa Disco, their ninth album, was released in September. Via Indiegogo, fans helped Manteca… Read more »