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awesome aria

Pour a glass of red wine, sit back and relax. Montserrat Caballé sings “O Mio Babbino Caro.”

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madness in Marrakesh

I used to fantasize about being Lawrence of Arabia, but apparently I’m far less cut out for that than I’d realized. At 9 a.m. in my kitchen (never mind the desert) it’s only 90 degrees, and I already feel a … Continue reading

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globe skimmer: a definition

Also called wandering glider, this dragonfly purportedly beats its little wings over open ocean from southern India to southern Africa, and back again, in four generations. Has the longest migration of any insect.

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a little thrill

I feel a little thrill sitting down to this task, the task of the first post! This blog will be a sort of scrapbook–a home for the odds and ends of my writing life. I like to write restaurant reviews, observations … Continue reading

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