Category Archives: Music/Art/Literature/Culture

Picture books.

Reading is something I used to do.  That is, before life was recently upended in May and June. Five books a month is my usual standard, but I’ll be lucky if I finish one this month. No time to read … Continue reading

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Here. And there.

The gallivanting continued, apace. The 20,000 step mark was duly broken, as was, more than somewhat coincidentally, my inferior-issue body. But no matter, we had a whirlwind girls’ week to finish up, and did so in style. Toughest item on … Continue reading

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Ten fewer stars in the sky: the best of the best.

Well, finally, here we are. Still wheezing and a bit flu-befuddled but back on the home coast and able to lift our heads off the pillow. That’s a start! And at the very least, the scenery is a bit more … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Re-cap: The Best of the Rest, Part II

I have these recurring moments of panic when I realize that “too many books, too little time” is not just a bumper sticker quote but a real conundrum. I will never read everything I should, let alone everything I want. … Continue reading

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2018 Reading Re-cap: The Best of the Rest, Part I

“Acquiring even simple pieces of information physically alters the structure of our neurons”   writes John Medina in Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (264 pages, paperback, published 2009) Maybe this is why I … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said: Memoirs and Biographies, Part II

Alas, I will never travel to most of the nooks and crannies of the world I’d like to see, but sometimes I’m tempted to buy one of those travel maps and put pins in it for the places I’ve gone … Continue reading

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Traveling with the herd.

Oh they are smart, these Tauck professionals. They could tell some of us were outliers, the nervous renegades at the edge of the herd, snorting and stomping at the idea of being rounded up. So they gentled us in to … Continue reading

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