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Happiness is…

…the new Alexander McCall Smith novel “The Miracle at Speedy Motors” (the latest installment in his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series). Comfort food that’s guilt free. Advertisements

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Twister for the Brain

Buckle up. This one will require you to twist your brain into knots. It may be a bumpy ride. I am fascinated by yesterday’s post about Guilty Pleasures when I saw how much guilt we have around food. This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures

I’ve been thinking about the idea of qualified and sanctioned. Who gets the right to tell us what things to like and dislike? Why are these experts more qualified than our own nose to sniff out what we like in … Continue reading

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Of Governmental Paperwork and Screaming

Guess what I’m working on this afternoon?  To encapsulate my mood on the task before me, none could come closer to a more accurate description than my favourite Robertson Davies, pardon me Samuel Marchbanks. FromThe Diary of Samuel Marchbanks:   Week 17, Saturday … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction–10 Ways I Love Thee

If you’re a regular reader, you might by now have guessed that, for the most part, I’m not really what they call an “early-adopter.” That’s why you will see reviews of things that are long since yesterday’s news. But I don’t … Continue reading

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Yiddish Policemen’s Union

I finished reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon this week. Wow. What a weird ride. I usually polish off my books in about 2-3 days. This took me three weeks. So, it was not what you might call … Continue reading

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Barenaked in the Book Store

Really. How great are the Barenaked Ladies? The ladies are launching their first ever children’s album in May (“Snacktime” is its name) and debuted some of the material from that album at the Chapters store in Langley (BC). The first … Continue reading

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