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Pink Nude Comes to The Serpentine

The Serpentine, as seen above, runs through Hyde Park, London. It a lovely waterway constructed in 1730 by Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. Yesterday, the weather was sharp. Undeterred by a brisk breeze, a few folks braved the weather … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has never worked for me. I don’t dislike it, but I don’t embrace it either. My ambivalence goes back to grade school. Back in the less structured days of elementary education (before accountability, weekly assessments and league tables), … Continue reading

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Photo Competitions

If you are a Londoner and you haven’t been to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Taylor Wessing Photography Exhibit, you are missing a great show. If you go to http://www.npg.org.uk and click on Taylor Wessing, you will see some of … Continue reading

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Mexican Miracle Paintings

I’m not sure that Infintas Gracias:  Mexican Miracle Paintings currently on exhibit at the Wellcome Collection through 26 February would appeal to everyone. The exhibition failed to touch me emotionally, but it gave me a lot to think about. As for the exhibit of miracle … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

I had a truly unnerving experience on the bus a couple of days ago. I boarded the bus. The bus was full. I walked back to the middle of the bus where I could stand among the mothers and their push-chair … Continue reading

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Grey Skies

When I left home earlier in the week, a bag of ice that we had bought for a pre-Christmas party lay at the back door. It had lain there facing the rising sun for a month. And most amazing, despite … Continue reading

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Manor Manners

I’ve been reading cookbooks. You may remember reading Julie and Julia, a best-selling book by Julie Powell. The book (and the subsequent movie starring Meryl Streep who played Julia Child) was a compilation of blogs written by Powell, who fought … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2012

If you find the news depressing and the New Year looms, I encourage you to watch The Jive Aces present: “Bring Me Sunshine” at http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=oXvJ8UquYoo&vq=larg The video is set in a TV studio where the presenters bring you the “shocking coverage” of the day. But all … Continue reading

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