Tom Bradbury: No Words Left Unspoken Part 1
This is the official memorial document for Tom's family & friends. It will be featured in this week's VCC issue as my entry for my column "Chat With Les". Part 2: "The Voices That Remain" will be released shortly as a substitute for the "Society Pages" column.
"I Want You to Know I Know The Truth"
"Ever has it grown on the tombs of my forebears. Now it shall cover the grave of my [friend]. Alas, that these evil days should be mine." - King Theoden
Decluttering Cats to Improve Productivity
Like so many others, when March 2020 rolled around I stopped going into the office and started working from home. Let me preface by stating a big thank you to the essential workers that did not have this luxury. I work in information science with remote sensing data, so doing "remote" anything wasn't a big deal. Being able to get work done around my 3 furbabies on the other hand required some "in-the-box" thinking. None of them were 'EmPAWyee of the Month' level talent from the get-go.
Healing Through Creative Expression
This interview is part of a series of interviews collected for the ongoing column "Chat with Les" by Vocal Media author Call Me Les in the new Vocal Creators Chronicle. The Vocal Creators Chronicle is a free, online magazine that is comprised of authors from 5 continents and 8 countries. Les is both a columnist and a co-founder. Her column presents candid interviews with people from all backgrounds, and aims to examine the finer points in the lives of those around us, such as the humble and talented Casey Promise Thompson, who describes herself as an "omnist, artist, chronic daydreamer & lover of brie."
Water disobeys the Particle Theory of Matter; rather than contracting when cold, water expands. For complicated reasons, the molecules spread out instead of huddling together despite the fact they are indeed in a crystalline lattice and vibrating in a solid state. Yes, that means that frozen water is a mineral. Anyway, the PToM, as it pertains to water was one of my favourite topics to explain when I taught children because it sets the perfect example of how much life, like people, frequently refuses to follow the common rules of engagement.
Changing the World Happens a Person at a Time
This interview is the beginning of a series of interviews collected as part of the ongoing column by Call Me Les in the new Vocal Creators Chronicle. The column titled "Chat with Les", presents candid interviews with artists, scientists, humanitarians and authors. Both Les and The Chronicle are deeply honoured Dr. Roshdy is our opening interview.
Dinner & A Story: Paper Bag Princess with a Side of Popcorn Chicken
This post is part of the Vocal Cooks Collaborative. Click here for an index of all story-recipes. Previous 2 recipes featured at the bottom of the article.
The Fruits of Labour
The breeze blowing in from the sea chilled her skin. Slipping out of her bed, Marissa closed the shutters and draped her naked body in a soft woollen shawl. She glanced back at him: sound asleep, at peace with the prospects of sunshine and mornings, his bronze skin glowed against the white linen. She bit her lip, then turned away and headed for the garden.