Monthly Archives: September 2012

Far from where I was raised

Disclaimer: If you were not born and raised in Northern Ireland, you will be unlikely to understand very much of this post. Don’t try to make sense of it.  It explores actions, attitudes and activities that make no sense at … Continue reading

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Ill met by Moonlight? How do you say Bottom in Chinese?

I thought nothing could beat the night in the Dominion Theatre, London were I was once treated to a Noh performance of Jesus Christ Superstar. On that occasion, the players all wore masks and sang in Japanese as they glided … Continue reading

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Can you tell what it is yet?

I think I will become a conceptual artist, modeling myself on Sol LeWitt.  I got the idea at tonight’s watercolor class where the teacher talked about LeWitt and his wall drawings. The wall drawings, although the brain child of LeWitt, where … Continue reading

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Intrigue in Itchy Ankle: Lawn Tool Found

The signs are mushrooming all over Itchy Ankle: LAWN TOOL FOUND. This information is followed by a phone number.  The signs are neat T shapes that stand 6 inches above the dirt. They have white backgrounds with thick black lettering on sturdy 4×1/2 … Continue reading

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Long weekend on Long Island

It was fabulous of course. The house was straight out of Martha Stewart–all paint effects, tongue and groove,  and small, interesting mantelpiece collections.  The kitchen was wonderfully well equipped and the garden beautifully laid out, planted and maintained . Stay … Continue reading

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Doo Wop without Droop. Hitting the High Notes with Jay Siegel and the Tokens

The rest of the world’s music lovers are writing about New York lyricist Hal David who died yesterday. I am writing about three other New York musical giants. Jay Siegel, Jay Traynor and Larry Chance,  doo wop singers from the … Continue reading

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Saying no to senseless clutter

There were two McCoy vases for $45 each, a salt box that would have looked good on my kitchen wall, and a transfer ware serving platter that Tom and Mike might have liked. I left them all at the yard … Continue reading

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HOW meets Come Dancing at the Shinnecock Pow Wow

Our MP knows how to behave at civic events. Here on Long Island she was not called upon to cut a ribbon or say a few words, but at the Shinnecock Pow Wow the MP for Doncaster Central otherwise behaved exactly as … Continue reading

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