Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sunset from our balcony

Yesterday I awoke from an afternoon nap to a spectacular sunset already in progress.  I rushed for my camera and ran out on my balcony in my underwear to take these photos.  Fortunately my neighbors didn’t call the police. (Above:  Looking … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Dinner 2011

Daughter Angela took on the lion’s share of dinner preparations, including the prime rib.  It came out well, and we are all fat, happy, and proud of Angela’s cooking.  (She also did the brussels sprouts that you’ll see on the … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Jack Kerouac

During my recovery from a recent surgery, I started reading Jack Kerouac again.  I say “again,” because Kerouac was my favorite writer during my first years of college. For many people his mad babbling, his breaking into ectatic song seems … Continue reading

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Washington D.C., the summer of 1994

These photos were taken when our daughter Angela was around 6.  I think I overdid it with my newer version of Photoshop.

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Best class party ever: December 15, 2011

Today my afternoon ESL class (Intermediate Low or “Level 3”) brought food and drinks on the last day of our class in 2011.  After we ate, we danced, and people from other classes joined us.  The room was packed. Masoumeh … Continue reading

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Celebrating life and friendship

On December 1, my afternoon ESL students threw a little party to say goodbye to one student and to celebrate another student’s birthday.  As you can see, it’s a very diverse group of international students, representing Iran, Brazil, El Salvador, … Continue reading

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