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achievements, memories and aspirations in hardcover

i want to say we have too many books. but can you ever have too many books?! i often envy Modern Ms. Darcy for having a job that revolves around books. 1,311 more words


Bordeaux's Modern Mistress

The Past and Present of Old World Reds

Following an afternoon with my weekly study and tasting group yesterday, I left my lovable group of wine geeks with a half a bottle of remaining Saint-Emilion, and the sobering realization that France is far more the yester-year of the modern wine industry than it is the present, much less the future.  1,043 more words


Coming of age in War and in New York. Also Virginia Woolf.

All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque

The WWI anti-war novel that Nazi Germany burned for its message. Follows a twenty year old protagonist and the horrifying mental and physical conditions of the trenches. 580 more words

Bubbles, They Go With Everything

Juneau has had a week of melting combined with rain to wash away the awesome build-up of snow that we were experiencing. Despite the conditions that have conspired to wreck our skiing, there was enough cover to ski today with sunshine to boot. 480 more words

Wine And Food Pairing

A Momentous Occasion, Hidden

I love thinking about writers’ choices. Why did she choose this word instead of another? Why isn’t there any dialogue in this scene? Why did this character do this, and why does that other character even exist? 688 more words

Book Review

REVIEW: Jay McInerny has explained why DSK won't get a fair trial. He just didn't mean to.

Dominic Strauss-Kahn will take the hit for bankers, and be fed like so much meat to the New York sharks.

McInerny…slightly blurred vision?

In today’s Independent on Sunday, … 2,243 more words