Vol. 21 Iss. 05

Volume 21 Issue 5 - 02/01/2013

Editorial – Ends and Means

In any situation?academic, professional, and personal?setting goals is a given. After all, we’ve been told, It’s impossible to achieve without first defining what that achievement is going to be. But this isn’t an article about goal setting. In fact, It’s recommending just the opposite. A recent Harvard Business Review article convinced me that placing too… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU e-newsletters a success AUSU has been piloting the use of e-newsletters to contact our student body over the last year. We began by sending these newsletters to students registered on our website, and after a very positive initial response, we are now sending e-newsletters to all students currently enrolled in any AU undergrad course,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Ready to Party

Our life has always brought more mini-getaways than full-blown multi-week excursions to exotic locales. It was our reality, so we learned to appreciate daytrips and weekends away. We’ve also had no problem mixing work with pleasure. If one of us was a delegate to a conference, the other tagged along. Getting together at the end… Read more »

Write Stuff – Espresso To Go

How do you take your Espresso? Medium-dark with a hint of Dickensian workhouse? Or perhaps you prefer something lighter, like Mark Twain’s Library of Wit and Humor. Whatever you choose, it can be ready in minutes at the Espresso Book Machine?a device I was lucky enough to see in action. The Espresso I saw sits… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Abel

Film: Abel Director: Diego Luna Cast: Jose Maria Yazpik, Christopher Ruiz-Esparza, Carlos Aragon, Karina Gidi, Gerardo Ruiz-Esparza, and Geraldine Alejandra ?I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose.? ?Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.?… Read more »

In Conversation – Patricia Deslauriers, Part I

Patricia Deslauriers is the Quebecois jazz contrabassist spearheading the Patricia Deslauriers Trio, whose recording debut is a reverent tribute to the songs of beloved Quebec songster Richard Desjardins (read the Voice review here). Recently Patricia took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about her beginnings. ?Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making… Read more »

Did You Know? – W3Schools

Back in the day, it was all about learning the ?three Rs.? Now, with the explosion of information technology into our everyday lives, many of us are more concerned with keeping up with the three Ws: specifically, the www, the worldwide web. It’s becoming more and more common for employers even in fields unrelated to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Cashing In

Current events?or currency? Talking about money at a dinner party may usually be thought gauche, but these fun news bytes are definitely the exception (and a little trivia never hurt anyone). Home Decor The penny may be obsolete in Canada and disappearing elsewhere, but the lowly coin is not without its uses: One Chicago couple… Read more »


It’s that time of year, the time when millions flee the winter blahs for sunnier climates, snowy adventures, or a week spent curled up in front of a cozy fireplace. Here at The Voice we’ll be taking a brief break, too, while we refocus, recharge, and get ready for the next step for The Voice… Read more »