Monthly Archives: August 2010

Bella Risata

Can you say finocchio? After reading The Reluctant Tuscan by Doran, former writer of The Wonder Years and other well-known American sitcoms, not only can I say finocchio, I now understand a number of other words and expressions in Italian.  … Continue reading

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Très Bon

I begin this post with heartfelt thanks to my friend Adaleide at the library who recommended the book French Women Don’t Get Fat. Even though weight is not an issue for me personally, this book was so informative and delightful … Continue reading

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Old Dogs

Last night, I finished reading Years are So Long by Josephine Lawrence.  I think the best way to summarize this book is with an old familiar phrase:  “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. The story, about a penniless … Continue reading

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Old Friends

The library called today to let me know a book I’d requested had arrived. I was so excited! I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but I imagine it does. Quite often, I watch black and white movies … Continue reading

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Who Said That?

My daughter gave me a velvety covered moss green journal for Christmas a couple of years ago. In thinking what to fill it with, I came upon the idea of using it as a collecting place for the many quotes … Continue reading

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