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June 7th
Thursday, June 07, 2012      3 comments

Just one month from today, on July 7th, my niece will marry. Here are my goals for the next month: 1: To try my hardest to get down to "one-derland". It seems like... Read more
My Tragic Son
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      3 comments

One often hears that the Queen was not a great mother, but I don't know if such hearsay is to be believed. She did have a lot of responsibility. And it's difficult to e... Read more
BLC 19: Final 7 weeks
Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

BLC 19: Final 7 weeks I had a rocky start at the beginning of the BLC because I was in Italy and had very limited online access. I also had to eat out a lot. Fortunately, I did not gain any significant weight (we were walking around all ... Read more
New and Improved Binging
Thursday, May 24, 2012      4 comments

Stefania holding her little dog, Tiffany, in a café in Rome. Last night I binged before bed. But I am not in despair: the contents of my binge were a small juice g... Read more
A Café in Cassis
Thursday, May 10, 2012      4 comments

I love the ways that Europeans integrate their pets into their every day life. Many shoppes have a local cat and most public eating houses have accommodations for dogs. ... Read more
French Dogs say Bonjour!
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      1 comments

Taken in the small resort town of Cassis, France, about ten days ago. I love these dogs! They did a dance together at the top of the beach. They circled round each ... Read more
Cane Italiani
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      2 comments

Here's another Italian dog. I'm still ill but trying to work the program here as well as I can. I used to read a lot of Russian novels and characters have a habit ... Read more
Home again!
Sunday, May 06, 2012      6 comments

I am home at last and starting to catch up really slowly with life. I'm suffering from some sort of respiratory ailment I picked up whilst flying (note to self: a day of 18 ho... Read more
I am in Italy
Sunday, April 29, 2012      5 comments

We spent the day in Lucca! ... Read more
On the high seas
Saturday, April 21, 2012      7 comments

I am having an excellent time in the mid Atlantic. We reach the Azores on Monday then on to Spain, France, Italy and home on the fifth ofMay, I hope to do so much walking that eating out will not cause major problems. I will p... Read more
Preparing to Leave Again
Sunday, April 08, 2012      5 comments

We are taking another vacation: probably our final one; certainly our final one in the near future. We have new contracts that will not give us much vacation time beginning in June, so off we go on a final adventure. I plan to walk a ... Read more
A Dreaded trip
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      0 comments

Tomorrow morning we leave for a 1600 trip via car. I'm not looking forward to this---it's a family thing and there are not a lot of good relationships. I'll worry about the quality of food I can find on the road; about the urgency of travel th... Read more
The Humanities
Monday, March 19, 2012      0 comments

The humanities invite==they compel==us to confront the truth about ourselves and help us to inhabit with greater understanding the disjointed condition of longing and defeat that defines the human condition. Achilles' reflections on honor and m... Read more
An ex-Collector
Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

“Even when one is no longer attached to things, it’s still something to have been attached to them; because it was always for reasons which other people didn’t grasp….Well, now that I’m a little too weary to live with other people, these old fe... Read more
Struggling!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      8 comments

Hello Neglected Blog and Neglected Spark Life, How are you? Who are you? You are perhaps a distant memory but I have been trying to stick with the program as much as possible. Exercise helps and so does making great food choices. I ... Read more

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