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    • Spirits of Japan

      Japan is home to one of the ancient civilizations of the world, and like any of the great empires of history, has a long relationship...

    • MLA report January 17

      Hello Chestermere! I am writing to you from Doha in transit to come home from India.  I have never appreciated my home more than I...

    • Dutch Windows

      If you visit the Netherlands, you might be surprised to find that some towns and neighbourhoods participate in an unlikely decorating practice. A friend was...

    • Patagonia Pinot

      While browsing the aisles of my local bottle shop last week, I came across an unfamiliar selection of Pinot Noir from Argentina. Experienced boozers in...

    • Dog wishes for 2019

      With 2019 now on us, I’d like to share with you some wishes I have for the New Year that relate to our furry friends....

    • Don’t Pay Attention

      I used to live near a sprawling park with lumpy hills, clusters of trees and a puddle-for-a-pond. My wife and I had walked through that...

    • MLA report January 10

      Hello Chestermere! I am writing you from Hyderabad, India this week as I am visiting some of my extended family.  I am sitting here watching...

    • Joie To The World

      Long timel readers may recall that I make an annual pilgrimage to the Okanagan Valley of BC to sip my way through the tasting rooms...

    • MLA report January 2

      Hello Chestermere. Happy New Year! First of all I would like to give a huge shout out to the organizers of the Western Canadian Pond...

    • Goodness is in the Details

      Today as I write my weekly column, I am making cheese. Pots of milk are warming on my stove-top and are undergoing a transformation. With...