Author Archives: John Sloan

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 40 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.

Autostrada Downtown, Vancouver.

March 2019. This restaurant, for which there is a sister near Main and 33rd, is in the location of the former Cinara at Pender and Homer Street. It’s a very nice room on a corner with large windows looking out on … Continue reading

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Your Face in Mine. Jesse Row.

Row, Jesse. Your Face in Mine. Silverhead, New York, 2014. F;03/19 This is another novel picked up through being impressed with a short story in a periodical. Row’s Radical Sufficiency in Granta was about high school kids fooling around with … Continue reading

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Glowbal, Vancouver.

March 2019. I’ve driven and walked past the front of this very fancy-looking Telus Garden location dozens of times, and always wondered what the Glowbal flagship restaurant was going to be like. High-end? High-class? Sumptuous décor? Spectacular food? We went … Continue reading

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American Nations. Colin Woodard.

Woodard, Collin. American Nations. Penguin, New York, 2011. NF;2/19. A friend lent me this book in paper form and I started it worrying that I’d have trouble getting all the way through. But no problem, it’s fascinating, takes a creative … Continue reading

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The Heavens. Sandra Newman.

Newman, Sandra. The Heavens. Grove press, New York, 2019. F;2/19. I was put off early in this story by somebody having a dream that felt like those highly-computerized animated adventure stories much beloved of ten-year-olds of all ages: Harry Potter … Continue reading

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Impossible Views of the World. Lucy Ives.

Ives, Lucy. Impossible Views of the World. Penguin Random House, New York, 2017. F;02/19. Lucy Ives’s short story Bitter Tennis in Granta online recently really got my attention. There were dreamy elements of Murakami, some of the charm of the … Continue reading

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At the End of the Century. Ruth Jhabvala.

Jhabvala, Ruth. At the End of the Century. Counterpoint, Berkeley, 2017. F;2/19. I came across this collection of short stories and their author through my usual pattern of reading periodicals and chasing down the original work. In the January 7, … Continue reading

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