Morning Hike and Deer

Nina and I went out for one of our hikes early this morning. We haven’t gone on one of those in a while thanks to the weather, but today, while freezing, was nice and clear and Conan would not let us skip it. Good thing, too. I miss the lake and the fresh air up […]

Sports Night

I recently started watching a show called Sports Night, and am very impressed. It was cancelled after only two seasons, but the best shows usually are, just like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Sports Night was actually created by the same guy- Aaron Sorkin, and has some of the same cast members as Studio […]

Pedro Fuentes – Zaragoza School

As the days draw in and I have more time on my hands, I’ve taken up a new hobby – or rather, rediscovered an old one. As a child I took guitar lessons from a wonderful teacher, an older man who came from Juarez, in Mexico. I haven’t played guitar in many years, but last […]

A Dance With Dragons

I’m not so interested in the genre, really, but my son got me hooked on this series nearly a decade ago. A Song of Ice and Fire isn’t just your typical fantasy.. George Martin is a genius. Have you read his books? The voice is so fresh and brutally honest, and while the characters may […]

National Geographic Photo Galleries

Maybe it’s just me, but I love browsing through the National Geographic website. When I was younger, I had hoped to become a professional photographer, and so the photo galleries on their site are kind of bittersweet for me. I’ve already shared these with Nina, but you should really have a look…. They’re incredible. Breathtaking. […]

I Love Lucy Too

Were any of you at the I Love Lucy tribute in Jamestown, New York? Perhaps you ran into Nina, who was there in blue and white polka-dots just like the rest of them. I tried to find a decent picture of her online but with no success. Still, I’m sure she was one of the […]

Nina’s Penguin Still Lost

I have taken a true interest in the fate of that sad young penguin in New Zealand- I think they call him Happy Feet after some cartoon? Anyway, I have been keeping tabs on him ever since Nina showed me that last article. Apparently, emperor penguins get their water by eating snow and then having […]

Ben and Jerry’s!

Nina and I took Ben (our grandson) over to the Ben and Jerry’s factory today. Let me tell you, the unlimited ice cream, the smells, the visual impact… I was reduced to Ben’s young age of 6 within three minutes! I must’ve tried nearly 15 flavors. The tour was actually fascinating; who knew there was […]

The Simple Joys of Exercise

There are few things that please me more than sculpting, ancient art and Nina. But there are certainly some that toe the line. Running and swimming are definitely in that category. Since Nina is away again, and I have a couple classes only later this evening, I spent the morning reminding my body who is […]