Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sandbar, Vancouver.

August 2015. I’ve been to this place at least half a dozen times, usually with a friend late in the evening. I’ve sat both outside on the lovely deck, and inside in the fairly ordinary funky restaurant. This time Robin and … Continue reading

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Lift, Vancouver.

August 2015. I remember when this place opened in, I think, 2006 thinking, “They’ll never make a go of it.” The capital costs for the location and the physical plant designed by Barry Downs must’ve been outrageous. But we’ve been … Continue reading

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SMOKE ON THE WATER BBQ, Gibsons.

August 2015 Friends told us about this new southern-smokehouse takeout located right on the Gibsons wharf. Fabulous food! we heard, great fries, beef that melts in your mouth, etc. We’ve been looking for better-class eats on the Sunshine Coast for … Continue reading

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Beach Bay Café, Vancouver.

August 2015 This completely new place replaced the old Rain City Grill, and although it’s a bit better than the Grill just before it collapsed, it’s not a patch on the old place during its heyday. We’re told the executive … Continue reading

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Flood of Fire. Amitav Ghosh.

Ghosh, Amitav. Flood of Fire. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 2015. Electronic version retrieved for Kindle. F; 8/15. I liked this story and there were times when I was really captivated. I pulled the third in a narrative series … Continue reading

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“Politics”

Today, the topic I’m already ironic about by putting in quotation marks is synonymous with the polarity that makes every attempt to accomplish anything important in the Western world futile: the left versus the right. America is at the slowing … Continue reading

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