Category Archives: Daily

Fun things of the moment

Can’t wait to see friend/teacher/mentor Maira Kalman’s mother’s closet at the Met Museum in New York next week! Have discovered a new passion: audiobooks. Makes the commute something to look forward to. Recently listened to the first Harry Potter book, … Continue reading

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At the movies

Went to see Lion tonight. Didn’t know much about it, but it was here and it was in ENGLISH. So, so, so good. Highly recommended.

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Le weekend and beyond

Trump’s attacks on the media are nothing new. They’ve been employed by dictators throughout history, and they are chilling. One of the most important essays I’ve read in a great long while explains. On an entirely different note, I’ve learned how … Continue reading

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A few good things

      that I’ve been enjoying lately. Resubscribed to Audible so I can catch up on my “reading” in the car This recording of the first Harry Potter book by Stephen Fry is soooo good One of the best … Continue reading

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A placeholder

I am trying to make time to update this blog more regularly. It’s a goal, at any rate. I will soon upload my few pictures from Vilnius (the Jerusalem of the North, as it was called). I was very ill … Continue reading

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Ed Stringham is my new hero

This marvelous (I reckon at The New Yorker, that’s ‘marvellous’) passage is from Mary Norris’s Between You & Me: “Ed Stringham, the head of the collating department [you’ll have to read the book to find out what that is], had been at The … Continue reading

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From the bottom of the world

Or close enough! Have just arrived New Zealand to spend a few days with friends. They are going to show me a new part of the world. Cannot wait to see if the water does indeed go down the drain … Continue reading

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Plane reading

So grateful that I bought a book at the Geneva airport today, as I had all kinds of reading-related complications–magazines buried deep in my carry-on, which was crammed into an inaccessible overhead bin, couldn’t fit my paper copy of the … Continue reading

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Super Sunday

Today it was beautiful, sunny, and hot, after a very cool start in the morning. I went to the Morges Literary Festival, just up the lake, where I’ve always meant to go but hadn’t yet made it. Urged on by … Continue reading

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Rocks and pots

Dana brought me this beautiful little piece of pottery (along with a couple of smaller ones) from Ireland. I just love them. And I’ve always loved rocks. Hoping to go on a pebble tour in the UK this year!

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