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Friday, February 26, 2010

Our Turn 2010

Record snowfall yesterday. We got all of the 22.4 inches reported for our area. I shoveled the first half in two passes yesterday until The Mister came home and fired up the old Gravely for the first time this winter to deal with the end of the drive where the DOT plows push the snow. He's out there this morning while I cook oats and prepare to snowshoe out to the feeders.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More Arthur Miller

It wasn't really about Valentine's Day – it was about being offered a place to stay for a weekend in NYC – so we ended up spending the holiday seeing some very un-Valentine productions: another Arthur Miller play and "Carmen" at the Met.

I have mixed feelings about big-name film actors being used to drum up business for Broadway but there wasn't anything else we really wanted to see. As it turned out it was one of the best things we've ever seen onstage.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My friend lives on what used to be open farmland, what is still wonderful bluebird habitat. She's taken a lot of good photos but this recent one is by far my favorite.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Broken Embraces"

"Cruz's is a celluloid face in a digital world, and for Almodóvar,
there's nothing so fragile and
Stephanie Zacharek

Anyone who loves "Cinema Paradiso" should feel the same about "Broken Embraces" ("Los abrazos rotos").