Ignore the pointy ears and flying saucers – science fiction is an intelligent, insightful and thought-provoking section of literature.
Archives for September 2011
Julia Mclean challenges Britain’s immigration laws and suggests that there are some serious economic consequences for immigration laws that do not protect the citizens of Britain.
What do an 93 year old man and 5-year old boy have in common? Their love of early 20th century wooden school desks.
Mother’s Day is months away, but Mary Rose proposes that we celebrate the mothers among us and the mothering spirit, every day.
Every time we work with our dog, the history of all of our experiences with this dog follow us. For better or for worse, our dog remembers. Your dog’s expectations of you and your time together will depend on how you have shaped those memories.
About an hour ago, I called my grandmother. She’s 88 years old, today being her birthday. We had a very short conversation, about 4 minutes, but two things struck me about it. The first was that I mentioned cooking myself dinner, and she started offering me suggestions on how I might improve on it. Which didn’t bother me, but did get me thinking about the whole cooking thing and gender roles.
Life As A Human author Ross Lonergan will be reviewing some of his favorite films and perhaps yours from the past forty years … or so!
I preferred my deaf friends and “my” deaf community to my hearing ones. I started freelancing as an interpreter and I attended many deaf community activities. I began to look into colleges that were predominately deaf, and look into speech therapy and sign language interpretation degrees. But, as time wore on, I found my birth family and moved to South Dakota. I did not search out a deaf community and pretty much lost touch with that part of myself. I still signed anytime a favorite song came on the radio and I started to teach my boyfriend-turned-husband to sign.
Paige-Jennan Andrew reminds us that happiness is not out there somewhere in the future but that if we pay attention, we can find it in every passing moment of our lives.
Last week, we presented Part 1 of Vincent Ross’ journey into Antarctica aboard the Vavilov. This week, Vincent travels aboard a Zodiac into the heart of raw Antarctica.