Archive for March, 2007

Silent auction

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Through last week the preschool at the JCC was holding a silent auction. The items were on display in the lobby, where I walked to get to the locker room and pool area when I went swimming. One item was billed as a picnic – barbecue feast. It included a classy-looking picnic basket, packed with […]

Sort of rock concert

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Last Saturday night, when we were in New Jersey for the baby naming – simchat bat thing on Sunday, we went with Millie and Joel to a concert at the synagogue in Succasunna, where they teach in the religious school. The performer was Rick Recht, who would like you to think of him as a […]

Baby naming

Monday, March 26th, 2007

— or maybe I should just say Simchat Bat, rejoicing for a daughter. Arlene’s brother Ira’s stepson Scott and his wife Stacey (is there an E in that? maybe not) had a baby back in the fall who had severe medical problems as soon as she was born. After weeks or months in the hospital, […]

Wolfe visit

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Arlene and I went to New Jersey for a baby naming last weekend. On the way, just past the TZ, we took a short detour to visit my uncle Irving. He’s really my mother’s first cousin, so my cousin once removed. You can probably find a web page about his ninetieth birthday party (over four […]

Klezmer return

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Halfway through the klezmer band rehearsal on Tuesday someone opened the door of the room and looked in somewhat hesitantly. I didn’t recognize him at first, but then it dawned on me — it was Jim D’Amicco, who had played clarinet with us years and years ago. He’s excellent, maybe the best clarinetist we ever […]

Sweater progress

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

In case anyone thinks this is sometimes a knitblog, here’s a progress picture of my sweater. I’ve bound off one front shoulder edge and the front neckline, and the other shoulder edge is either ready to bind off or one row from it. I knit it in the round up to the armscyes and knit […]

Good wildlife weekend

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

There was a big snowstorm predicted for Friday, continuing into Saturday for Maine. We decided not to drive up on Friday, and were settling into a Saturday in Newton. Anne and Matt had planned to take Monday off and make a three-day weekend of it. They phoned (several times) and when they got to Casco […]

From Mar 10 weekend

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I’m way behind. Here are a couple of pictures from almost two weeks ago — Firstly, what’s growing in our woods is mostly beech trees. I didn’t see a lot of beech nuts in the fall, but I’ve been conscious of them recently. Here’s the husk of one. The nuts themselves are very small, not […]


Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

I did get to start to make some solids of revolution last weekend — that is, to try out the lathe. I have a lot to learn about it, but one thing is that I convinced myself that it was put together backwards. The drive center, — OK let me back up. With a wood […]

Craig’s list lathe

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Somehow I neglected to mention that last Thursday night I bought a lathe. It had been listed on Craig’s List. Arlene spotted it the previous weekend from Maine and called it to my attention. It was in Watertown, just one town away from Newton, and was listed at only $60. I finally got around to […]