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London and Palo Alto

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

Where’s your most beautiful place on earth? I have many places that are dear to my heart.  Algonquin Park, Canada. The city of...

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Service with a simile

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

I’m fascinated with service customs in California vs. Toronto every time I go back and forth between the two.  Let’s take food...

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Icarus

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

My sister and I are staying in Menlo Park, California, for a holiday, right next to Stanford University. Menlo Park is one of the...

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The 10 best things about Berkeley

Posted by on Feb 14, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

I’ve been in Berkeley over two weeks and leave in a couple of days for Palo Alto, then Monterey.  Obviously I have a  shallow...

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Retail therapy

Posted by on Feb 10, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

When we were first living in California, in the late 1980s, I had a little baby to take care of and stories to write for Maclean’s...

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Alice’s restaurant

Posted by on Feb 9, 2010 in Berkeley Diary | 0 comments

We had our Valentine’s Day dinner early this year.  February 10 through the 14 are booked solid at Alice Water’s famous Chez...

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