Weeds

As you know if you’ve been faithfully reading this blog,  I’m a fairly new weekend vegetable gardener.  (See GARDEN PLOT,   Oct. 18, 2013).  But let me tell you,  I’ve been learning a lot, especially about weeds. Many weekends this summer we unexpectedly found ourselves stuck in the city,  and though someone was watering my plants,  I hadn’t thought about the weeds.  Sure enough getting back up to the country after two weeks or so, I found my garden plot looking...

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Manon

I don’t go to the ballet very often,   I’ve  always prefered modern dance.   But this past spring my friends Toby and Hannah and I saw the ABT production of Manon at the Met and we were all enchanted! I don’t remember being so taken with ballet before.  I think the last ballet I saw was Sleeping Beauty a few seasons ago and it left me cold. But Manon has it all –  a love triangle,   an unusal Act III setting (French beauty dies in New Orleans swamp!),  great...

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