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At a young age, I developed a passion for cars, my first love was a VW Bug. As I grew older, I hung out with “gear heads” and came to enjoy the smell of fuel and burning rubber. Later I learned to recognize the sound of different motors and appreciate their fine lines and classic styling. Several models were available for just a short time, and some were simply before their time. The public...

Getting Plugged In - 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 votes

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An organized society, or ‘polity,’ is made up of innumerable interactions among individual persons – and between each of us and the myriad of laws, norms, policies, and practices that govern the ways we navigate our way through daily life. Never mind the overrated internet; the real ‘world-wide web’ is the profuse, intricate network of connections between people, regulatory bodies, and commercial...

The Polity and Us - 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating      Elisabeth Tova Bailey Our customers often suggest "good reads" to us; this little book is one of those. It is not a new book. In fact, it's in its twelth printing, having been published ten years ago. But Bailey's meditation on her encounter with a common woodland snail is perhaps even more pertinent in these pandemic times. She gives the...

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Waring House Celebrates a Quarter Century. In 1995 veterinarian Christopher Rogers went to the Picton RecPlex to play squash, and came home to his wife Norah with the idea of buying the Waring House. The venerable limestone home had been opened as a fine dining restaurant by Anita Videl in 1981. Five partners carried on the business until 1988, and now it was for sale. Christopher and Norah who...

Waring House celebrates Twenty-Five Years - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

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These days few of us give much thought to our breakfast staples of coffee, toast and a poached egg or what it takes produce them. However, the ability to boil water, make toast and cook a perfect egg are premised on a raft of technological developments that we all take for granted. The discovery of fire and early humans learning how to use it for cooking purposes, marked the beginning of big...

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A Passion for Appassimento. Carlos Marques. In the hills of Valpolicella north of Verona in Italy, there is a method of wine making called Appassimento: the process involves drying the grapes for as long as five weeks to concentrate the flavours prior to making them into wine. If that was not enough, the wines are then aged in oak barrels for three years. Casa Dea winery has brought this method...

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