I canceled the newspaper while I was on vacation. I was going to discontinue it indefinitely then I thought of getting it Thursday through Sunday, which is what I think I told them on the phone. I also said I wanted to wait until September. So the paper arrived, yesterday - on Sunday, in July. [...]
There is nothing like summer theatre and “The Odd Couple”, by Neil Simon, to take our minds off pending summer projects and step into another reality. In this hilarious comedy, type A personality, Felix Unger, is booted out of the house by his wife Frances. To his good fortune, Oscar Madison, his slovenly poker playing friend, [...]
Man of La Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes
"I shall impersonate a man. His name is Alonso Quijana, a country squire no longer young. Being retired, he has much time for books. He studies them from morn till night and often through the night and morn again, and all he reads oppresses him; fills him with indignation at man's murderous ways toward man. He ponders the problem of how to make better a world where evil brings profit and virtue none at all; where fraud and deceit are mingled with truth and sincerity. He broods and broods and broods and broods and finally his brains dry up. He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity and conceives the strangest project ever imagined - -to become a knight-errant, and sally forth into the world in search of adventures; to mount a crusade; to raise up the weak and those in need. No longer will he be plain Alonso Quijana, but a dauntless knight known as Don Quixote de La Mancha."
These are a few of the photographs I took when we visited the Normandy and Brittany American Cemeteries this summer. These two cemeteries are on French soil but their maintenance and care are under the American Battle Monuments Commission - http://www.abmc.gov. Pointe du Hoc is along the coast overlooking cliffs which the Allied Forces climbed, [...]
"Flatlands July 1931" by Murray Levin
"People who lead a solitary existence always have something in their hearts which they are eager to talk about." Anton Chekhov (About Love)
A late bloomer, this peony lags behind the more brilliant pink peonies in the neighborhood.