Home

Home

A week from today I will be going “home”.  I will get onto a plane at Dulles International Airport, fly to Johannesburg via Dakar and, after a two-hour lay-over there, fly on to Cape Town.  I will be leaving behind the heat wave of the East Coast and...
Musical cosmopolitanism

Musical cosmopolitanism

We took ourselves off in the sweltering heat on Thursday night to Wolf Trap to hear Joshua Bell with Emil de Cou and the National Symphony.  It was a very nicely put together program called, “Around the World with Joshua Bell and the NSO”.  The first port...
Testing the water

Testing the water

I’ve been absent from the blog because I have been working on a piece for a Baltimore ‘zine published by Eight-Stone Press.  I have to say that I don’t think ESP and I are a match made in heaven.  From what I can gather, it is a publication that is...

The receiving end

In her New York Times book review of  “On Whitman” by C.K. Williams (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/books/review/Vendler-t.html?_r=1&ref=books) Helen Vendler makes the point that “poets – great ones, at least – write ultimately not...
Memorial

Memorial

My mother has just called me from Cape Town with the news that my sole surviving aunt had died there this morning.  She was the wife of my mother’s only brother, with whom she had a loving, respectful marriage.  Their children, a boy and girl, were a wonderful...

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