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July 9, 2011

Beach Red

Reading about winter clothes in Vogue, in the depths of a Midwest summer, has presented me with a challenge.  It turns out I’m supposed to wear red this winter and love it.   Oh, and by winter, Vogue means this fall.  Just so I’m clear.

This fall...

July 1, 2011

Queen Anne's Lace

I just read the name of a recipe.  Pear Tart with Stilton Cheese and Cranberry Rash.  Cranberry Rash?  Ghastly.  Maybe they mean rasher, as in rasher of bacon.  Anything’s possible, just off the plane, train and automobile, getting from California to I...

June 15, 2011

Chess Players

My father was chess champion of Pittsfield, Massachusetts when I was nine years old.  This was a defining event in my childhood.  Because I was the only kid in the house (and there were five others) who wouldn’t play chess with Dad.

Oh, he tried to tea...

June 3, 2011

I just saw “Midnight in Paris”, Woody Allen’s latest, less than wonderful movie, and could barely get passed the shoes the fiancee and her mother wore throughout.  High heeled, wedges, stilettos–none of which would be possible to wear in Paris, unless you were either b...

May 27, 2011

Couldn’t upload my photo of the Obamas shining in London, so this beacon will have to do.  One day WordPress and I will be friends…

But this is all about those handsome Obamas!  And how happy Europe is to see them!

I was in Paris when Obama was elected.  I cast my vote f...

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