Monthly Archives: June 2009

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Michael Jackson

He had the entire world up and dancing for decades.




No more excuses; time to return the Parthenon friezes. Greece has built one of the finest museums in the world.

VERMEER Interactive Catalogue


The link for all things Vermeer; a splendid site.

Not That There Are Easy Answers But . . .

Check out Twitter for good  current info such as which embassies are accepting the wounded, etc.

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898 – 1936)

Federico-Garcia-Lorca There is an excellent article in the current New Yorker about Garcia Lorca’s death,   his remains, the Spanish courts and historical/political memory.

Whoopi Goldberg


I admire Whoopi Goldberg. She is funny, wise, generous and of course enormously talented.

Happy Birthday Dan! and . . . Bloomsday

Happy Birthday to  Dan Bering who brings such joy and light into our lives


Photo: Dan Bering


james joyce 2June 16 is also the day to celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses, by marking the date that protagonist Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus wandered around Dublin.

“The archangel loved heights.”


I think the next time I go to France I would like to go back to Mont St. Michel. I have not been there in many years. Funny the things you remember – – as intriguing and thought-provoking and wonderful as it was to explore and learn about the church, I also remember being told that the surrounding tidal flats contained areas of quicksand, and that beyond that it was dangerous to walk out on the sand because the tide came in faster than a galloping horse.