• Upcoming trips

    November 16 to 28 Berlin to Prague on the Elbe river with Kim.
  • Theatre and Music

    November 1 The Peoples' Symphony featured Miriam Fried, violinist and Jonathan Biss, pianist. The duo played a very nice program and their music was excellent but, from where we were sitting, the violin was overwhelmed by the piano occasionally.

    October 18The Peoples' Symphony Concerts opened the season with the ever-exciting "Musicians from Marlboro". Their program was, as usual, varied and interesting. They opened with a trio for flute, viola and harp by Endre Szervansky. The flautist, Marina Piccinini produced one of the purest sounds I have ever heard.

    October 16 Saw the Tziporela Theater Group's presentation of its comedy show; ODD BIRDZ at the Players Theatre. It is a show that must me seen to be believed! The 8 or 9 very talented young performers act out a series of vignettes at breakneck speed for two fun-filled hours. Their talents include acrobatic dance and singing. You have to be alert to catch the dialogue as it rushes by

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Ben’s Page


The content of this bBenbloglog is directed mainly, but not entirely, towards friends and travelling companions who may now still be numbered among the hundreds in spite of the attrition of the years . Their varied interests cover the world’s spectrum. The aim is a personal one,  it is to keep the conversation and exchange of ideas going for as long as I am able. The blog, then, will give viewers a fairly continuous idea of where I am and what I am up to so that they can respond when an interest is sparked. I hope that my camera will help prompt your comments and e-mails

The “Recent Posts” widget (sidebar) on the right will give you an idea of the travels I have  just made and of  my New York impressions. Below this is an index of my ‘Memoirs’ chapters which can now be read in the order in which they were written.

On the left-hand side you will see a notice of my upcoming trips followed by a notice  of my theatre- and concert-going and what my thoughts of the performances were. Below this, there is  a widget which allows those interested to register and receive notices of new posts automatically.

Notes:Click on the pictures, most will enlarge to full screen and give much greater detail


Trail Riding

With all this talk of horses, I thought I would put up an early picture of my own trail riding experience.  My mount is a Passo Muleo and I am about to descend into the depths of the Grand Canyon:

MY Passo Muleo

My Passo Muleo (nicknamed Daisy)










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