O, Egypt. I do love you, but how I wish your entrepreneurs would occasionally invest in a native-language proofreader.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I think that these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
- Karen Blixen, letter to her brother, April 1931
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016
A quiet weekend at home, and herewith few random notes on life chez nous, at least a part of which will explain the choice of dear Mrs. Mortenson Baker Monroe DiMaggio Miller indulging herself in a little treat...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
It's been far too long since we checked in on the gang over at What's My Line?, and here to do something about that are regulars Mr. Cerf, Mr. Daly, and Miss Kilgallen, joined by Mr. Linkletter and the enchanting Miss Betty White. They do well against some stiff competition, not least from a Mystery Challenger who was, indeed, to me a total mystery.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
So she's 100 today, this dewy-eyed ingenue. I suppose it's hindsight, but it seems to me that even here, at the very earliest end of her long journey, there's more to her than meets the eye. Now, some 80 years later, it's indisputable: Miss Olivia de Havilland is very much the real thing.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Although the celebrations worldwide now spread hither and yon across June and beyond, this weekend - if only because it is so celebrated in our two cultural homelands, New York and San Francisco - is somehow the Most Official Pride Weekend of them all.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
My summer commute is turning out to be rather pleasant. I start the morning - albeit at a truly ungodly hour - strolling down Our Little Condo's driveway, where one day recently I ran into this unexpected neighbor. She really oughtn't be there, for the area bordering the building is less a real forest than a narrow copse, but she seems to have set up housekeeping there, complete with a fawn who's just off camera.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
For no good reason other than it was released forty years ago today, let's spend a few minutes with Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and their curious semi-hit, "Cherchez la Femme."
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Two of American music's most towering figures celebrated birthdays this week; let's hear one perform the other, just about as perfectly as can be imagined.