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Walk or pilgrimage, it’s all one step at a time

By BOB FOULKES Two months ago, I walked the Camino Frances, a well tramped thousand-year-old Catholic pilgrimage trail, a stroll of about 800 kilometres, from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to Santiago, Spain. Catholic pilgrims pay homage to Saint James whose bones are said to be buried in Santiago’s cathedral. The rest of us... read more

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Up and up and up: a trek to Everest Base Camp

By ZAHID MAKHDOOM Imagine a vacation where you must keep a military schedule: pack your complete “kit” by no later than 5:50 a.m., have your breakfast by 6 a.m. and then hit the “road” by 7 in order to get to some destination you may have read about in the tour books or may have... read more

Classics | Food & Drink

Mystic Mash: Looks like dog food, tastes like heaven

Another dish to die for from Wisdom Fishing’s in-house chef ZAHID MAKHDOOM The inspiration of this recipe comes from the reflections of a great 12th century Sufi saint Khawaja Muinuddin Chishti (pictured below), who is widely and rightfully credited for establishing the Chishtiya order of Sufi thought in the Sub-Continent of India. Deeply suspicious of... read more

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Free download: Adventures with Knives

Chapter 23: Elvis Has Left the Building a Changed Man Life always delivers what I call unintended consequences. We start out doing something with a set of expectations about what will happen and where we’ll end up, and, along the way, strange things happen. If our expectations are met, it’s usually merely a coincidence. The... read more

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The mystery and majesty of Angkor Wat

By BOB FOULKES Cambodia is one of those countries known to the western world as an unfortunate circumstance, the Killing Fields of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Over a short time, one quarter of the country’s population was brutally murdered, mostly the urban, educated and the successful were butchered by a Chinese sponsored/funded/armed madman.... read more

Classics | Frivolity

Scholars in the sporting world

New York Yankee great Yogi Berra once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it. ” And a lot of other stuff like that. He wasn’t alone in his world. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson (left) on being a role model:  “I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up... read more

Classics | Frivolity

Ads you’ll never see again

Ever long for the old days when life was simpler? From the era of Mad Men, here are a few reasons why you might not want to go back even if you could. Extra points if you can name the gay puppets in the first picture.     read more

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You can plan your happiness — and it’s simple

  By BOB FOULKES I see my future whenever I drop into my local coffee shop: A man my age is there almost every time drinking coffee and doing the crossword in the local paper. We nod to each other. I’ve built a story about him, all conjecture, no verifiable evidence. The myth is this: ... read more

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Yes, it’s a pink shirt. You got a problem with that?

By BOB FOULKES I picked up  my favorite pink shirt in Palm Springs at a Saks Fifth off Fifth store. It was such a deal, I got two. It is a classic, well-tailored man’s dress shirt,  bright pink. No mistaking the colour. I added them to the Hathaway dress shirt and a button-down collar model... read more

Classics | Food & Drink

Summer goes better with Beergaritas

By BOB McCASKILL Summer is supposed to be the season of entertaining al fresco, after a day in the sun, and it is good to be prepared, in case that should ever happen. So here is a summer cocktail that is quick and easy and guaranteed to refresh and rejuvenate your guests. Many women are... read more