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From New York’s Metropolitan Opera House to Milan’s La Scale

My behind the scenes visit to The Met was led by Robert. P., a knowledgeable friend who knows his stuff cold and imparts info to opera buffs and limited-English speakers who never heard of Tosca with equal friendliness. The Met, … Continue reading

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Out of Body

To be entirely truthful, my overriding feeling during my visit to the Rubin Museum for a press opening was more out of head. The premise of the entire museum for 2018 is that the past, future and present are fluidly … Continue reading

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Designing Women–and Men

There has been a giant uptick of design with, by and for people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities with ordinary aging part of the mix. To that end, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, always a gem, has … Continue reading

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Christmas in Kathmandu

To reach Bhutan I flew via Hong Kong into Kathmandu, Nepal. I’d been there years ago but  found a very different city, this one clogged with traffic and choked in dust, largely from construction in response to the horrific April, … Continue reading

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Dancing on Top of the World

My Bhutan itinerary didn’t include any dance viewing which I casually mentioned to our group leader. Eureka! Towards the end of the trip he announced that there was a festival at the Dochula Pass where we would be en route … Continue reading

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Yakkety Yak

When friends heard I was headed to Bhutan, many asked “where is it?”  Very understandable as this tiny Himalayan kingdom, sandwiched between China and India, only opened to tourism in 1974 and regulates the number of visitors by imposing a … Continue reading

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Pogo

 The only possible recipe is tuna on a bed of tears  

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Who Was Sylvia?

    The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, (with an entrance that looks—but isn’t—impassable due to nearby construction), has been around for one hundred and twenty five years. The Grolier celebrates books and prints and was one of the … Continue reading

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Blueish

Visiting a college friend in New Haven, I was warmly welcomed both by her and co-host, Beau. Beau is a Papillon, (note the butterfly-shaped ears): he is also the only dog I know who spurns food. Weight Watchers would find … Continue reading

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Frankly Speaking

Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way we build and the way we live. Visiting Kentuck Knob and Fallingwater, both in western Pennsylvania south of Pittsburgh, I came away with greater appreciation for his work and a better sense of the … Continue reading

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