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Jeff’s Notebook

Dining on the Road – Three Thai restaurants to note: Arun’s, Chicago; Sokhothai, Winnipeg, MB; & Siam Thai, Billings, MT

We are vegan and are no longer challenged to find decent restaurants on the road with the explosion of Asian restaurants- particularly, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. With the exception of East Indian restaurants, most other ethnic restaurants are animal based. Just twenty years ago, there were Chinese restaurants that did not serve “bean curd” –…

Home and Canadian Health Care

Awoke this morning after a very short night (didn’t get to bed until 4:00 AM). A raven called out. There were no other birds announcing their presence. I looked out over the pastures – brown and dry, dust rising up from the horses’ slow walk to find grass. Mendocino is in the midst of the…

Musings on the Road to Winnipeg – Happiness and Expectations

The other day, on the way to Winnipeg to pick-up Kate, Joan and I talked about the nature of “happiness.” We began by trying to define happiness. I remembered my work more than 30 years before and that for one to perceive they are happy, they must abide in unhappiness – this is dualism –…

Gypsy at the Lake!

Gypsy and Joan, August 3, 2009, at Matlock, Manitoba. For those following Gypsy’s story, here he is at the Lake not shown is his extended Manitoba family. He’s a happy boy!

A Question of Justice – Juvenile Justice Gone Awry

Our daughter forwarded us an editorial in The New York Times on juvenile justice in the United States “12 and in Prison” that notes that trying juveniles as adults is “terrible public policy.” Children sentenced as adults are more likely to become repeat violent offenders and The New York Times calls for Congress to cause…

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