Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Book Thief. Markus Zusak.

Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. Knopf, New York. 2005. F; 07/13 This was presented to me by the lady at the Sechelt bookstore apologetically. “It’s a children’s book, really” she said. But she thought I would like it, and I … Continue reading

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Secret Location, Vancouver.

August, 2013. I’m starting to feel my age, responding like a tastebud-atrophied frail elderly person to places others spin cartwheels over. This archly fancy experience didn’t help. Although looking a second time at some of the reviews maybe I’m not … Continue reading

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Forage, Vancouver.

August 2013 We were invited to dine here by my wonderfully talented chef cousin who in fairness to her hadn’t been before. In a certain lighthearted frame of mind I pictured being given trowels and sharp knives and sent out … Continue reading

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Georgia Hotel Bars, Vancouver

August 2013 Since the renovation of the grand old lady completed in 2011, the food and drink scene at the Georgia has changed quite a bit. In the old days there was a very lively bar on the Howe Street … Continue reading

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The Intelligent Investor. Benjamin Graham.

Graham, Benjamin. The Intelligent Investor — Revised Edition. Harper Business 2006 (first published 1949; in this form 1973; new commentary by Jason Zweig 2003). 6/13. This is one of the financial self-help classics,¬†feted by Warren Buffet and many others as … Continue reading

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