Array

It’s a controlled randomness How we travel……. We twist and bend In an array of paths Through snarls, Through touching, Through communication. We cover the ground With our wanders. The land listens To our voice, We say everything to it Yet, it asks For meaning Or at least we ask it For meanings Causing us […]

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Momo Sushi Affordable and Delicious

Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 2.20.27 PMMomo Sushi on Robson is my new favourite quick bite stop. The sushi here is simply delicious. They utilize the freshest ingredients and somehow have the creamiest avocado ever in their avocado rolls! All the better to soak up my perfectly pasted out wasabi and soy.

The service is also top notch. The staff are always quick, very smiley and always bring a complimentary salad and miso soup with your order. This along with the superb sushi more than makes up for the lack of ambiance. You don’t pay for the decorations here! Which is maybe how they can keep their pricing so low.

Dishes to try:

Crunch Roll – My favourite which seems to be at each location. Basically spicy tuna topped with tempura flake, wasabi sauce and unagi sauce. mmmmm $5.95

Avocado Roll – I already mentioned how their avocado seems so creamy! $3.50

House Roll – Her favourite! Cucumber, lettuce, avocado, crab meat, tuna surrounded by salmon and seaweed. $6.95

As I titled it, affordable and delicious!

There are multiple locations with slight variations on the menu. I have only visited the Robson Street location so that is the one I recommend you try.

As a restauranteur I have a certain appreciation for my peers and their efforts. As such I like to share with others the spots I am most found of. I believe there is room for all of us to prosper. You can find me every day in the restaurants I am partner in at www.glowbalgroup.com.

Best of Terry Pratchett

Good Omens (1990) The Discworld Series The Colour of Magic (1983) Hogfather (1996) Mort (1987) Nation (2008) Night Watch (2002) Guards! Guards! (1989) Wyrd Sisters (1988) Men at Arms (1993) Thief of Time (2001) Small Gods (1992) Reaper Man (1991) The Fifth Elephant (1999) The Truth (2000) Soul Music (1994) Witches Abroad (1991) Dodger Troll […]

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Where Do You Get Your Inspiration?

Insane Roots

I think the question I am asked most as a writer is where I get my inspiration? It’s a great question and one that is not always that easy to answer. There are times when, without explanation, an idea will jump into my head and I am stricken with a deep need to express it.

Often it is just as I am stepping outside. As the air hits my face my mind becomes filled with poetry! I can not tell you how many poems I have written during my breaks at work 🙂

Other times, I am in the mood to write, but I just can’t seem to get started and/or narrow down a topic. Good ole writer’s block…an author’s worst nightmare! In the midst of one of those moments, I remembered a gift a very dear friend of mine gave me not too long ago that I thought would…

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Top 5 Fantasy Books

My list of my Top 5 Fantasy Books choice was easy to compile. I have walked around with a only slightly changing list of my top novelists so I merely had to recall that. Please note that is list does not go in any particular order rather each selection is meant to stand alone as one my favourites.

Steven Erikson’s Deadhouse Gates A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen Though this is book 2 of the series it like all of the books housed in this series can be read alone, as the size and depth of this world is beyond imagination. This is my favourite by far thus a full review is coming.

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 8.37.27 AMGuy Gavriel Kay’s A Song for Arbonne My Favourite by my favourite author. So good that I cried at parts. Heroism at its best. I’m going to reread this soon!

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Game of Thrones Book 1 I hesitated to put this here as the HBO series makes it an obvious choice, yet the truth remains, this is an outstanding read and I cannot wait for him to release a new book; which may be forever and a day from now. Any fan of his written work knows that statement to be true.

Screen Shot 2016-05-27 at 8.40.00 AMJacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Chosen Sexy and heroic! Need I say more? Jacqueline Carey mixes court intrigue with religion, sensualness and battle. I could not put this book down. It is the second in the series but remains my favourite. A full review can be expected at a later date.

Ian C. Esslemont’s Return of the Crimson Guard A Novel of the Malazan Empire the second writer of the Malazan empire has been just as impressive as his counterpart. This is the book that really crowned his achievement. At times the two voices of this series seems as one. Which I guess makes sense since they created this world together.

 

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Best Wine and Healthy Popcorn Pairing

Dream Big, Dream Often

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the exciting news! Wine and Popcorn. It’s a thing, and it’s a delicious thing I might add. If you don’t believe me you can google it, or watch an episode of Scandal where you will find Olivia Pope does in fact drink wine and eat popcorn at the same time. But here’s the thing, I always seek healthier options when I can… chances are if you’re here on my blog you do to! I have a solution. SkinnyPop! I tried this popcorn not long ago (because If you don’t know, I could live off of popcorn. It’s a literal problem that I have) and it was a great snacking solution for my popcorn addiction without all the guilt from the super buttery/salty kind I normally buy (and used to pour more melted butter over. Ugh) Feel free to check out this link HERE for more info…

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Tacitus & Primo Levi

word and silence

It was nice to realize that two Italian writers who lived almost two thousand years apart appear to share the same tone and outlook on world events. Here are a few bits from the Roman historian Tacitus (in his Annal of Imperial Rome) and the more recent memoirist and novelist, Primo Levi (in his The Drowned & the Saved). They both bore witness to horrid violence and bureaucratic indifference, whether in the excesses of the first century Roman emperors, or of Nazi Germany. Sometimes you just need their dark realism:

Levi - The Drowned & the Saved

On Levi’s own—and others’—guilt at having survived the concentration camps:

At a distance of years one can today definitely affirm that the history of the Lagers [from Konzentrationslager, concentration camp] has been written almost exclusively by those who, like myself, never fathomed them to the bottom. Those who did so did not return, or their capacity for…

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