Tag Archives: Life

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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June in October.

You may not want to think about this as you peer into a bucket of extra crispy KFC, but every chicken has a personality. I’m not saying I’ve met a hen who’s up there with Mahatma Gandhi, but there have been … Continue reading

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The Last Fruits of Fall.

Thwack! Thwack! Thwack! Is that the sound of the sky falling?  And then a tremendously loud THWACK, as a deluge of acorns crashes upon the hard plastic roof of the chicken pen. Incredibly, the hens take no notice. You see, … Continue reading

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A Last Look at New York.

Let’s see. Before I interrupted myself with that bit of shameless self-promotion last week we were re-capping the New York trip… It was even harder than usual to leave this time. Fall is (despite UN General Assembly Week, despite whatever is … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Plot.

Okay, so I didn’t get the cover story. That honor went to “Raising Meat Birds”, with an arresting photo of a turkey whose neck wattle gives mine a run for its money. Fair enough. But if you go to page … Continue reading

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