Monthly Archives: July 2018

Bad Language

I’m sure pretty well everyone has linguistic pet peeves and which ones bother you can tell people something about the way you think. How picky and self-superior you are. You can find these lists online but I thought I’d make … Continue reading

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Noisy Restaurants

July 2018 I’ve been complaining about loud restaurants for a long time. And they’re getting louder. I’m not sure when this started or why it seems to be increasing, but lately I’ve read some suggestions. The big one? MONEY. A … Continue reading

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St Lawrence, Vancouver.

July 2018 We had really been looking forward to eating at this downtown Eastside restaurant, universally well-reviewed and recommended by a lot of friends. It’s a class act, but sadly on this night we didn’t go home a hundred percent … Continue reading

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The Liberal Imagination. Lionel Trilling.

Trilling, Lionel. The Liberal Imagination. New York Review, 1950. NF; 7/18. Unless we insist that politics is imagination and mind, we will learn that imagination and mind are politics, and of a kind we will not like. Lionel Trilling, Partisan … Continue reading

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Orto, North Vancouver.

June 2018 This little restaurant in a nondescript part of North Vancouver is a real find. It’s a mother and son operation, everyone there continental French but the cuisine pretty well entirely Italian. “Why would French people serve Italian food?” … Continue reading

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