Growing Apart

May 10th, 2012 → 6:36 am

“A light wife doth make a heavy husband.” – Merchant of Venice

Ever since I bought a fitbit about a month ago, I’ve been addicted to tracking my activities, my sleep, and my meals.  Doing so has led me to lose a couple of pounds without really trying!  Meanwhile, my husband has somehow gained a couple of pounds.  He says we’re growing apart.  Is it my doing?  Should I be worried?

Filed under: Blog & Self/My Life

French Presidential Election

May 8th, 2012 → 7:09 am

“Done like a Frenchman:  turn and turn again!” – Henry VI

Congratulations to Francois Hollande who defeated Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election this past Sunday.  Maybe it’s time for a new turn?

Filed under: Blog & Politics/Politicians

I’ll Have Another

May 6th, 2012 → 7:32 am

    “When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk; 
    he trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it.” – Henry V

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Kentucky Derby: I’ll Have Another.

Filed under: Blog & Other


May 4th, 2012 → 8:10 am

    “The jewel that we find, we stoop and take it
    Because we see it; but what we do not see
    We tread upon, and never think of it.” – Measure for Measure

If you haven’t heard yet, Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” sold for $119.9 million this past Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York.  That’s certainly a fabulous price but I disagree with art critic Holland Cotter who said that it was too much – if I had an extra $119.9 million lying around I’d totally have bid on it.  But I do agree with the common complaint that everyday art isn’t appreciated enough.  I have a neighbor across the street who is an artist (primarily) and a bookkeeper (to pay the rent).  She isn’t famous, as far as I know, but her work really is very good.  Too bad it’s so hard for such “unknowns” to make a living.

Filed under: Blog & Economics/Money & Other


May 2nd, 2012 → 6:58 am

    “In spring-time, the only pretty ring-time,
    When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding,
    Sweet lovers love the spring.” – As You Like It

The weather is turning nice (if a bit rainy) and I love it.  Happy spring time!

Filed under: Blog & Other