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Speaking of extraordinary

I have been feeling mildly sorry for myself, nervous on my first outing (by car) in these pandemic times, masked and hand-gelled to the hilt, wiping down surfaces in hotel rooms with disinfectant, giving people a wide berth in the … Continue reading

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The days of June

Every year at this time I recall this sweet poem, recited by my grandfather in an oration contest when he was a small child, around 1900 or so. He could recite it from memory almost until he died, aged 96. … Continue reading

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A really great “listen”

Of course, I knew the film version of True Grit. I mean the 1969 one, with John Wayne, not the Coen Brothers’ 2010 version–though I am sure I have to watch that now. What I didn’t realize was what a … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like a good obit–and a good book

While sorting through an endless piles of papers recently, I came across several newspaper clippings, annotated by Mom. “Thought you would enjoy this great obituary!” was a typical note. Mom and I shared a fascination with obituaries. Of course, we … Continue reading

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Lockdown hobbies

Here’s a little video that may not change your life, but, in these weird pandemic times, every little bit helps! I can attest that this works, though my little triangles are not quite as compact as hers! And, for something … Continue reading

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Books for escape and more

At the beginning of the pandemic, I couldn’t read. Too distracted. Jumpy. Unfocused. Bit by bit, I am recovering. I have managed to do some reading, though not as much as I would want. I am making lists. Keeping a … Continue reading

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Quick weekend!

No idea how it is that the weekends go so quickly! I have been art-journaling and reading and writing and MAKING ARANCINI! We had a great Zoom class with our friend Fabrizia Lanza in Sicily. I am lucky because I … Continue reading

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Saturday report

I went to the market today, as usual, but was shocked and not very happy to learn that all public health measures that had been put in place over the past few weekends have disappeared. Now that the border is … Continue reading

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Art and writing

Sad news on the literary front. I loved Shadow of the Wind. Some great news, however, on another literary front. Our little bookshop in Ferney-Voltaire now stocks English books and can order anything you want! Delivery is about a week. … Continue reading

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Pandemic buildings

Roger and I may disagree over this, but I found this article completely fascinating.

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