Monthly Archives: November 2017

5 things about da Vinci.

Leonardo’s in the news. And, as it happens, on my bookshelf. I just finished trudging through Walter Isaacson’s new (Simon & Schuster, October, 2017) biography Leonardo da Vinci and thus am completely qualified to offer my expert opinion on last … Continue reading

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Sweet Indulgence.

What could be more self-indulgent than a quick trip to NYC for no real good reason at all?  Sachertorte, that’s what. I mean, when you’re off the rails already, why not? Let me explain. “Um, we were just there,” said … Continue reading

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Fashion Fauxward: It Bugs.

It happened again the other day. A giant bug in my salad. He presented quite a tableau, his bulbous carcass and spindly legs splayed across a wedge of tomato.The waitress, properly horrified upon viewing it, immediately comped my lunch and … Continue reading

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