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gratitude: It's been a long time since I participated in drop-in drawing. Two fellow Folger docents, Diana and Nancy, put me onto free Tuesday p.m. sessions at the Luce Foundation section of Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Went today. It's a sort of meditation. No daydreaming while getting figures or objects onto paper.
Posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:35pm
gratitude: the Audubon Society birdhouse that my sister gave us has very busy tenants. With the help of guidebooks by Roger Tory Peterson and T. Gilbert Pearson I have a notion that our guests are house wrens or Carolina wrens. Whatever they are, they are certainly very busy bringing bugs and such to their offspring. The roof of the house can be raised -- to get a look at the nest and what's in it. But I don't want to intrude.…Continue
Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:34pm
gratitude: Teaching broadens the mind. There were five students: Parvin from Azerbaijan; Yulia and Mark from Uzbekistan; Rive from Spain and Philippe from Morocco at yesterday's English for Speakers of Other Languages conversation group. Topics included (but were not limited to) orphanages; thrill sports like next month's running of the bulls in San Fermín, Spain; the exploits of Tamburlaine; Christopher Marlowe's 16th C. plays about Tamburlaine; Alexander the Great's strategy of pacifying…Continue
Posted on June 16, 2013 at 2:31pm
gratitude: summer series of free concerts at the Lubber Run Park amphitheater began last night with Mary Ann Redmond (listed as notable for ``jazz, pop-rock, roots rock and traditional R & B.'') Very engaging. Suitable for toe tapping, hand clapping and dancing. Unique combination of gritty blues and girlish grin -- apparently loving doing what she loves to do. Wooded creek valley venue, pleasant temperature and crescent moon drifting in darkening sky.
Posted on June 15, 2013 at 3:53pm