Month: March 2013

Book Review: Mad Hope.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Mad Hope.

Heather Birrell’s style of writing and her considerable observation powers must be praised for their precision and eloquence. She may be considered one of the better young short story writers of the country. In the eleven stories I this book, she leads the reader into both alarming and everyday life. […]

Book Review: Censored 2013.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Censored 2013.

In this highly revealing book the authors and many researchers present in five clusters what the main Stream media either very fleetingly or not at all publishes. The five clusters deal with The Police State and Civil Liberties From Bankster Bailout to Blessed Unrest Environment and Health Human Costs and […]

Verona – The Jewel on the Po River.
Travel

Verona – The Jewel on the Po River.

Vinitaly, an annual international wine fair, in Verona, attracts thousands of Italians and foreigners to the city. This professional wine fair, originally meant to promote Italian wines exclusively, seems to attract the attention of foreign wineries, particularly from Canada. Anytime is good for an espresso in Verona, a traditionally wealthy […]

Book Review: How to Love Wine.
Book Reviews

Book Review: How to Love Wine.

Eric Asimov, the wine critic of New York Times, wrote this terrific book to explain how he was “infected” with the wine “bug”. It was through food in a Parisian restaurant, when he was travelling as a youth. There he discovered how wine complements and heightens the enjoyment of properly […]

Book Review: Under the Holy Lake.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Under the Holy Lake.

Bhutan, a small mountainous kingdom bordering India and China in the north-eastern subcontinent, is perceived by most western people as exotic, eccentric and inaccessible. You can travel to Bhutan, but everyone, except Indian citizens, needs a visa and has to pay substantial amount of each day of the visit. As […]

Ontario’s Sparkling Wines.
Wine

Ontario’s Sparkling Wines.

Sparkling wines are wonderfully diverse, always cracked open for joyous occasions. Yet they can be enjoyed all the time and for everything in life, including a successful day at work, when you are depressed, or feel good about a deed, or even after purchasing something you always wanted, but afforded […]

Book Review: Winter in Fireland.
Book Reviews

Book Review: Winter in Fireland.

The author, an Englishman who taught school in Buenos Aires, and who was later hired by the Canadian Foreign Service, describes his sailing adventure with his wife Jane, as crew, from Capetown, South Africa to southern Chile via the Patagonian channel. He and his wife had sailed around the world […]

Book Review: A matter of Principle.
Book Reviews

Book Review: A matter of Principle.

In this voluminous book, C. Black, once the chairman and executive officer of a huge holding company, explains how he developed the enterprise, starting with a small-circulation Quebec regional newspaper. In 1993 he was the proprietor of London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper, one of the world’s largest newspaper groups. He explains […]