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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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“The Secret World Inside You”

Our bodies are home to some 100 trillion bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms and this interacting host is called : ‘The Human Microbiome’. Just before I went on the trip to Nicaragua, Christine and I attended a members’ preview of the wonderful exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Every thinking person should see this exhibit. It demonstrates beautifully, how our existence is completely dependent on the very smallest organisms which have existed from the beginning of life on this planet.

the exhibit uses film clips and hands-on demonstrations which are  essential to the understanding of the subject, but, a lot of reading is required too. Two hours minimum is needed to absorb all that the exhibit has to offer.

For members, there was a glass of wine waiting in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals–much needed by mentally exhausted patrons. Here are a few pictures of the colourful displays:

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Christine was so impressed with the exhibit that she felt compelled to show her oneness with the Gorillas!

Christine was so impressed with the exhibit that she felt compelled to show her oneness with the Gorillas!

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