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  • The Lady and The Monk by Pico Iyer

    The Lady and The Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto, by Pico Iyer, is one of the books I have most enjoyed reading this year. Pico Iyer writes beautifully and lovingly of Japan. It is, in fact, a love story. Published in 1992, it’s about a year he spent in Kyoto, where he fell in love […]

  • Gold ain’t what it was in Goldfinger

    Gold is no longer what it used to be when Ian Fleming wrote Goldfinger or Sean Connery starred in the film with Honor Blackman playing Pussy Galore in 1964. Consider the plot: Goldfinger plans to steal the gold in Fort Knox. What’s at stake is the entire world economy. For Fort Knox contains the American […]