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idler living in new york
Interests: history, italy, books, morocco, animals, gardening
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Since I haven't posted on this blog for five years, there may be lots of posting errors. Anyway, as you will understand only too well, I won't really be examining the world - just my teeny tiny corner of it. I like documenting things. Here are some very dead tulips that Margaret bought me two weeks ago. Here are some kale flowers from the roof. A very empty calendar where I plan to write down who is due to provide dinner for an overworked doctor. This is 9th Avenue this morning pretty early - about 8am. I thought it would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2020 at The World Examining Works
Wow! I loved Green Thoughts and will order this immediately! Happy Spring!
Hoping that things will soon be going better? Your quilts and hats will delight the recipients. Wishing you Easter joy - and hope for the future. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on Life Laundry & Easter Interlude at A Life of Joy
Another to add to the list!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2015 on Teaser Tuesday: Station Eleven at A Work in Progress
I enjoyed this book but didnt love it quite as much as you did. The UK title seems better - couldnt quite work out what First Person Singular meant.... I certainly was gripped and fascinated. I have to keep reminding myself that we in the US treated African Americans so very badly and as second class citizens until quite recently - so we are not ones to throw stones. What if Native Americans wanted their land back....? Sad that Netanahyu invites all French and European Jews to return to Israel (when they have never been there!) and Palestinians with door keys to their parents or grandparents houses are forbidden. I have never been to Israel so am not in a position to judge. (My daughter works for the Rothschild Foundation a prominent British Foundation with close ties to Israel. They do much good both in England and Israel.... Kai Bird is excellent on all these contradictions..... Happy reading and love e tel 917 601 1530 To: [email protected]
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2015 on Teaser Tuesday: Station Eleven at A Work in Progress
Hope you get to visit agin before too very long! My daughter is in South Africa after camping for two weeks in Mozambique! Greetings from still chilly New York.
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Just finished Second Person Singular - a most interesting read as you suggested and from a sector of the world rarely written about. What I found terribly sad was the fact that both the lawyer and Amir rather want to be taken for 'real' Israelis - and their feelings of real and/ or perceived inferiority. Waiters are Jews - dishwashers Arabs.... I have never been to Israel and am perfectly certain I would find it fascinating. Have read Amos Oz, Olivia Manning, Linda Grant - and Kai Bird's fascinating Crossing Mandelbaum Gate. So much to think about and discuss. I found the writing straightforward and lucid.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on Teaser Tuesday: Station Eleven at A Work in Progress
You are most ambitious! well done! I look forward to your progress!
I'm so very sorry you are all facing such very serious medical battles. At least the Tinker has you on his team and thank God indeed for the NHS - here in the US people not only have to worry about their loved one's health and well being but also the horrendous bills.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2015 on Tinkernews... at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Hi Charlie! Buster is napping as we wait for the blizzard! Warm greetings from New York.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2015 on A little paws... at A Life of Joy
Such a wonderful story - so beautifully written. Congratulations on your enduring marriage and a splendid meeting. Both my uncle and grandfather trained at the London- so many Whitechapel stories. My cousin Gilly Norman did her training there . How charming you looked in your curious hat! Warm greetings from New York.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2015 on Who'd have thought it... at dovegreyreader scribbles
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The best present a balloon which rose in the air A Hello Kitty tee-shirt and the balloon still going up a splendid balloon and then there was cake best of all both together Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at The World Examining Works
So pretty! I feel that the mother and baby in the state are a bit chilly! oxox
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2015 on Snowy Walk at A Life of Joy
Its aguaranteed winner. Slips down amazingly easily. Happy reading! tel 917 601 1530 To: [email protected]
I totally gobbled it up! Kate Atkinson breathes life into her vivid characters. Yup a super quick read - go for it! I'm still staggering through my re read of Middlemarch - though I did read Miss Ranskill Comes Home about WW2 which I enjoyed.
Happy New Year, dear Tracy! Yes, let's look forward with joy - and unleash our creativity. The poem is lovely. Snowing here this morning and very cold. Hugs.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2015 on The Daily Nativity of Love at A Life of Joy
Must try the Cazalet chronicles - never really liked Kingsley Amis - so was put off poor EJH but should give her a try. You are the busiest and best organized reader I have ever encountered. I'm rereading Middlemarch which is a delight - but will take ages. Recently loved Margarita Lasky's Little Boy Lost. Just downloaded Sigrid McCrea's story about hr German mother... Anyway, happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY READING!
A Blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family Stateside. You seem to have captured the spirit of the times! I feel that for many of us the original impulse of blogging - to reach out to likeminded friends- has waned a little. We are still ourselves - still creative and searching. Not sure where we are focusing that energy now. I know that I'm loving posting pictures for family and friends on Instagram (biffwix). I keep my list pretty short. Would love to share with you. Hugs and happy travels!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Gently turning the page... JOY-full at A Life of Joy
"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness..." Creeper aglow on the seminary wall and more of the same and more and more. A last rose photographed on Veterans' Day. The seminary itself looking spooky... not to mention the contents of a garbage pail spotted this morning. On a cheerier note a still life at home. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at The World Examining Works
I have heard of this book and now need to read it!
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on "I Read as much as I Dare." at A Work in Progress
Happy fall! I manage to love rain - we had lots of it yesterday and I had new rain boots and it was mild so the dog and I had fun. Do hope things are going well with you. Hugs for a wonderful weekend!
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on Rainy Day... gratitude at A Life of Joy
Im afraid Troy is a bounder! tel 917 601 1530 To: [email protected]
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2014 on November Reading Notes at A Work in Progress
Dear Em, Yes, I felt a bit guilty giggling at pain....but it was a bit over the top and batty!
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on Oh dear! at The World Examining Works
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Am finding TheEmperors Tomb much slighter than Radetsky and redoing many of the same themes. Do listen to the actual march (music!) I found I knew it well! Took me ages to get into Madding the first time - theusual sort of wonderful Hardy - people trapped by their circumstances...or stars.... tel 917 601 1530 To: [email protected]
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2014 on November Reading Notes at A Work in Progress
22 books seems a bit daunting! Good luck ! I'm a big Joseph Roth fan. The Radestsky March is probably his most important book. I've read it twice. Am currently reading The Emperor's Tomb which sorts of follows it. Far from the madding Crowd is a splendid read. HAPPY NOVEMBER!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2014 on November Reading Notes at A Work in Progress