Archive for December, 2008


Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Yesterday Arlene went to the (not so new, but we haven’t been there before) new Institute of Contemporary Art with some of her old art teacher friends, and stopped with them at Sofra in Cambridge,  at the border of Watertown and Belmont, for lunch. It’s in a building covered in somewhat garish glazed tiles that […]

Concert at Hebrew College

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

On Tuesday evening instead of our regular meeting of the klezmer class we performed in a concert at Hebrew College. It turned out to be more like a Hanukah party for Prozdor, the high-school program of H. C. We had expected that there was another group on the program, the Prozdor klezmer band, directed by […]

Pocket recorder = Klez music online

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

I downloaded an audio recorder application to my iPhone just before going to band rehearsal Tuesday night, and figured out how to use it in time to record two tracks for here. Since I just put the thing on the floor behind me, I was the closest and sounded the loudest so the balance is […]

A car named rudolph

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

This car was coming towards me when I went past the elementary school down the block on my way to work yesterday. It went the other way around the block and was ahead of me when I got out to the main road. You can’t really tell from a quick look at that photo why […]

Ice storm photos (part 2)

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Here are some photos from last Sunday (Dec. 7) in Maine. The sun came out enough to make things sparkle a little, but there wasn’t an overall gorgeous sparkly time. Even when there is, those are really hard to photograph. So, Woods: A close-up of some weed stems (maybe they’re blueberry bushes, not weeds!) Close-up […]


Sunday, December 14th, 2008

..which makes no sense etymologically. It should be rhododendrothermometer, but I don’t like the way that sounds as well. Monday morning Arlene looked out the window and said, “This is the first time this year I’ve seen the rhodo leaves all curled up.” We have a PJM rhododendron in front of our dining room window, […]

Ice storm

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

We drove up to Casco on Saturday morning rather than Friday evening because of the storm. In Newton it was just rain on Friday and had cleared by midafternoon, but farther north there was sleet and freezing rain, the storm was continuing later into the evening, and there were warnings of slick roads. What we […]

Meet the parents

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Arlene and I went to Somerville to take Charley and his girl friend Patsy out to supper. We went to a Mexican restaurant, Tu Y Yo, in Powderhouse Square. We’ve been hearing about Patsy and seeing pictures on Charley’s blog for several weeks, if not a couple of months, by now. This, for the record, […]

Fire in firepit

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

We built a fire in our firepit last Saturday night. It took several sheets of newspaper, lots of twigs, and several small branches to get it going. It was a good chilly late November evening. You could get good and cold between the fire and the back door, but the fire was plenty warm once […]


Thursday, December 4th, 2008

I’ve got rid of a little stash yarn in the last couple of weeks — This cap was the Queensland Collection Kathmandu merino-silk-cashmere DK yarn I got at Fabric Place the first time we stopped there after they announced that they were going out of business. It was 132 sts on size 7 circs, all […]