Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halley Dances 58 Today was our first out-of-city excursion, to the Cava maker Codorniu. A passable everyday methode champenoise sparkling wine maker, one does not look to Codorniu for anything to match against a great (or even mediocre) Champagne, but … Continue reading

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The Tour Crapshoot

Alyssa & Anne 5 We’ve toured through University of Chicago alumni association on many occasions now, and the company they (and many other alumni associations) use, AHI, generally can adjust to surprises and unforeseen inconveniences during the trip (they always … Continue reading

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Tammi Rose Low Key 15 I know, I know, I’m on vacation, but you need to see this from The NY Times: “Loosening of F.B.I. Rules Stirs Privacy Concerns.” ———————— A busy day so far in Barcelona. It is a … Continue reading

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In Barcelona

Brooke Lines 5 Almost everything went smoothly yesterday. We left for the airport plenty early, checked in (the checked bag was 38.5 pounds, the camera bag 26), ate lunch, and reached the gate with thirty minutes to spare. Only to … Continue reading

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Off to Barcelona

Olivia We’re off to Barcelona this afternoon. Posts may be somewhat intermittent during the trip. I am taking my laptop, so will write up the trip and post as I can, but I’m under injunction to put the blog LAST … Continue reading

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A Perfect Movie?

Body Viewpoint 7 I suppose one might nominate dozens as “Perfect Movie,” but very high on my list is Grapes of Wrath. (Repeatedly broadcast on Turner Classic Movies throughout this Great Recession; somehow I don’t think any of the Fox … Continue reading

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Anarchists Beware

Olivia Finale 17 Scary report from CNN, replicated over at Dave’s blog. Worth reading. (Oh, and if you are a Dave follower, you already know of Gert’s Tavern. Well, Dave’s most recent posting, “Anybody been to Hawaii before?“, is one … Continue reading

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Luggage that Works

Ashley For years I’ve fought the problem of luggage that was either too small, too large, or insufficiently flexible for the needs to which it was put. This pertains mostly to overseas travel, since when taking brief trips, and especially … Continue reading

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Sandra 2-15 Tuned in Pretty Woman last night just in time to see the part where Edward and Vivian fly to San Francisco to see La Traviata. Fitting inasmuch as I’ll be seeing another of Verdi’s greats, Aida, in the … Continue reading

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The Format That Won’t Go Away

Olivia High Key 19 11×14. Who the hell needs it? Why the hell won’t it go away? It dates from a film format seldom used any longer. Yet we find many, many pre-made frames and pre-made mats still use those … Continue reading

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