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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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Blueish Whale

The American Museum of Natural History is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the  reopening of the Hall of Ocean Life. I went over to have another look at the blue whale model. It’s 94 feet long and hangs in the air, underneath an aquamarine-blue skylight. I have seen it a great many times over the past 40 years and it is still awesome! I tried to pick out the tweaks to its anatomy which the scientists had apparently made to the original but, it looked no different to me. I thought, though, that its colour was much more blue/gray than I seemed to remember.

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Blue(?) Mnster

Blue(?) Monster

Wonderful dioramas of past and present oceans

Wonderful dioramas of past and present oceans

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Finally. my favourite. A happy, relaxed sea-otter, wrapped in kelp, enjoying a nice sea urchin for lunch!

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