• Upcoming trips

    Nov. 10 to Nov.24 Susan, Craig and I are going to Nicaragua. Susan is hiring a car at the airport and we will drive to their apartment in the south. Perhaps dropping off here or there to see the sights

  • Theatre and Music

    August 29 Thanks to the generosity of my friend , Barbara, she, Christine and I saw the revival of "The New Morality" a 1911 play by Harold Chapin who was killed in the first world war at the age of 29. The action takes place on a houseboat and the set is remarkably convincing. The dialogue is adult (in the old sense of the word) and very amusing but, with the underlying tension of unknown changes in the air. The cast is accent perfect and never misses a beat.

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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


The MTA lets its hair down slightly:

Nereida and Christine at the Third Avenue Fair

Nereida and Christine at the Third Avenue Fair


4 Responses

  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

  2. Had a great time discussing and solving the world’s problems with you. Your daughter is absolutely wonderful. Still would like to get to Scotland with you. Tom Cook

    • Tom. Wasn’t it a marvelous trip? We enjoyed ourselves and everybody’s company so much. Did you find your picture in one of the posts? Ben

  3. I was sorely tempted to supply the names of the orchids at the botanical gardens. Fortunately for all, I resisted. Dave would not have done so!

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