• Upcoming trips

    16 May to 28 May Travelling to London (Royal National Hotel) and hoping to meet up with everybody. More details later.
  • Theatre and Music

    May 9 The incomparable Emanuel Ax gave the final Peoples' Concert of the season. His program included works by Bizet, Rameau, Debussy and, after the intermission, Chopin--An evening of magical delights!

    April 16 The last of this season's "Great Thinker" series at Hunter was given by Ray Jayawardhana, astronomer at the University of Toronto. A brilliant précis of his research into the matter of the universe and his conclusion that we are but the ashes of long-dead stars!.

    April 15 Saw "the Belle of Belfast" by Nate Rufus Edelman at the Irish Rep. The acting was superb and the story fascinating

    April 4 Saw "Placebo" by Mellissa James Gibson at Playwrights Horizons. An interesting theme is played out (in spite of the title) on the edge of the action: the agony of study subjects over whether they are on the placebo or the trial medication! Centre stage is taken up with a modern couple's spat which develops into an old-fashioned love story. Very well written.

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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


Last week,   Annie Zimmermann, colleague and friend from my UN days visited me from Buenos Aries. She brought with her, her daughter, Lucia. Here they are on my balcony:

Annie and Lucia

Annie and Lucia



One Response

  1. I very much enjoyed your photos from Dresden. One city in Germany that I have not been to. Claire and I have no trips planned in the near future, but the wanderlust will get to us I am sure.

    John and Claire

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