Tag Archives: Auden

“Thank you!” (from little Auden)

July 25 2015

July 25 2015

His big smile is shared with all his kind, generous, and committed friends from many parts of the world, among them: Anne (KY), Donna (MA), Sophie, Anne, Kristallina, Barbara, Stefanie and Martin, Lena, Laura, Enrico, Pat, Amanda, Anne (Ukraine), Pierrette, Nia, Herve’, Estelea and the wonderful and always smiling “Filipino fan club”, Ana (FL), Georges, Cathie, Gallivanta, Susanne, Ullis, Cindy, Replicant Core, PuzzleBlume, Henk, Irene, The Compassionate Garden, Kalosf, and several others I am certainly forgetting to mention (I am sorry!) Special thanks also to our families in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S. 🙂

The new firefighter of Rancho Santa Fe (and two other notes)

July 4th 2015

July 4th 2015

And:

  • Kudos for Team USA who brilliantly won this afternoon the World Soccer Women Title

  • “Still Mine”, with James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold is a good Canadian film released in  2013 (available on Netflix)

Auden’s summer book … and mine

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My daughter-in-law will have to wear her clown hat when she is going to read this book to little Auden. She does a wonderful job reading to him on a daily basis.

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Our Souls at Night – “A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. …” My Promised Land: “An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today.”  

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Oksanen’s writing is all the more powerful because she tells her story through the eyes of damaged and self-deceiving people: a batty, paranoid old women and an ill-educated, traumatised girl. The reader is left to fill the in gaps, with KGB documents at the end of the book giving the missing clues. ” From The Economist.

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“He has been hailed as a contemporary Marcel Proust, but Modiano’s investigations into the moral history of the occupation make him a pure original.” From The Guardian.

What are your summer (winter) books?

Funday …

We have to have at least one Fun-day every week, right? :-)

We have to have at least one Fun-day every week, right? 🙂

Some people prefer to spend time watching Nature - I

Some people prefer to spend time watching Nature – I

How about this? II

How about this? II

Are you surprised that I am in that group? LOL - III

Are you surprised that I am in that group? LOL – III

Other people prefer to play soccer.

Other people prefer to play soccer.

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Or football. (Or even roller blades)

Nah! They prefer to ride bikes.

Nah! They prefer to ride bikes.

I like to see colors I

I like to see colors I

I like to see colors II - July Fourth, as you know, is Independence Day in the US.

I like to see colors II – July Fourth, as you know, is Independence Day in the US.

... and I love to be with Auden! :-)

… and I love to be with Auden! 🙂

We all love to be with Auden II

We all love to be with Auden II

On a personal note, hope that this weekend has been good to Ivan, Poppy, and to you! Take care! 🙂

… because it is Friday

Summer Picnic - Alex Katz - 1975

Summer Picnic – Alex Katz – 1975

Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil - Photo by Thais Lapa

Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil – Photo by Thais Lapa

Italian dinner in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Photo by Thais Lapa)

Italian dinner in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (Photo by Thais Lapa)

our little Auden I

our little Auden

and one of his many portraits

and one of his many portraits

10:30 am - Alex Katz - 2007

10:30 am – Alex Katz – 2007

… and Shabbat Shalom! You all have a great weekend!