This morning a woman came into the Charles Hotel while I was having coffee…with a dog that was only a little bigger than the mice in my apartment. I am trying to think of them as giant hairy cockroaches…but they are so cute and they cry. Eeeeeeek!
We ended up staying through to the end–partly because we wanted to take part in the question and answer session with the director, but mainly because, despite the film’s length and some imperfections, we found it quite beautiful.
This is a brief report on a reading from Ithaca Diaries, my book in progress about college in the late 1960s. It took place on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at the library in Lincoln, MA.
I had the privilege of attending the debut concert of Aljashu, a group formed by vocalist Julia Madeson to perform songs sung in the Ladino language, a combination of Hebrew and Spanish spoken (and sung) by Jews in Spain and Portugul the Spanish Inquisition started, in 1492.
In voting, this time around, I’ll be deciding which candidate has the background and talent to hit the ground running–to effectively translate ideas into action with credibility and sophistication at a time when so many major issues are at stake.