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Uxmal, The Mayan Complex with the Ball Court

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Rate Your Home Stay- Part II

For those unable to access the original, this is the Washington Post article that inspired me. In fact, as I read it for the umpteenth time it still had me howling. ((No need to read the entire thing to get … Continue reading

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Rate Your Home Stay

Full disclosure: this originated as an article in the Washington Post which my older daughter sent me. This is my riff: Sophisticated Urban Setting I would expect a larger staff at this city apartment that boasts a uniformed doorman, garbage … Continue reading

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Food, Noise, New York

It’s hard to summon humor when people are sick and dying and I’m sure my experiences don’t differ widely from anyone else’s. But, fish gotta’ swim…. Didn’t think it possible but, since shelter-in-place began I focus on food more than … Continue reading

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Land of the Mayans

This is such a difficult period I’ve put off writing. However, in the spirit of thinking about happier times … I went to Merida, Mexico for a solo week returning March 5th, right before the world as we know it … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Losar, the Himalayan New Year, was celebrated at the Rubin Museum of Art on Sunday, February 16, with lots of excited kids and their families. The holiday, which takes place on different dates in different Buddhist countries (Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, … Continue reading

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Anatevka on Fifth Avenue

Last Friday night I went to services at Temple Emanu-El, drawn because a much more observant friend told me that the cast of the Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof would be performing. Indeed they did and indeed they … Continue reading

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Go Go Verrocchio!

Inspired by the Times article on the exhibition in D.C., (link here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/arts/design/verrocchio-review-national-gallery-leonardo.html ) I went, throwing in a catch-up with a Washington-based friend as a bonus. Born Andrea di Michele di Francesco de’ Cioni in 1435, the artist took … Continue reading

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Not the Shores of Gitche Gumee

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just mounted two gigantic paintings in the Great Hall. Part an attempt to signal diversity, part a marketing ploy and part interesting works of art, the pictures are by Kent Monkman, a Cree from … Continue reading

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Many Cultures (and Many Pounds)

I bet I gained 5 pounds+ in Sicily. Of course I walked a lot: through old cites and wonderful markets; I swam in the glorious Mediterranean; I hiked the north side of Mt. Aetna (although even the die hard hikers … Continue reading

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