Posted 15 August 2001 - 09:35 PM
Books? Most of my favorites are mindless reads of the drugstore variety, but I am quite fond of Catcher in the Rye and anything by Tom Robbins, as well as Maya Angelou. I also like to write myself, but seldom complete what I've started, unless it's for a school project, creative writing workshop, etc.
[ 08-15-2001: Message edited by: BalletNut ]
Posted 15 August 2001 - 10:26 PM
Also transposing music from classical guitar (can no longer play due to arthritis) to the fretted dulcimer. I've been trying to play Baroque pieces on it.
We own an Irish step dance school. I spent a long time on the phone yesterday with an 82 year old woman who's offering us a free dance hall if we'll teach her and her friends step-dancing. They're all over 75-I love it! And they'll bring dessert, she tells me.
Finally, I spend as much time in the garden as I can. It's mostly a rocky hill but is now shaping into some semblance of my dreams for it. I've been delighted to have hummingbirds visiting it daily now.The season is too short.
Posted 16 August 2001 - 12:24 AM
Posted 16 August 2001 - 02:48 PM
Posted 05 September 2001 - 11:03 AM
One thing I really like in Paris (unlike in Marseille) is that even in summer, there always is a large choice of good (old and recent) movies to see, with all the festivals at the Cinematheque and in the small independant cinemas of the Quartier Latin. The last two movies I saw were Preminger's "Laura" and Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice"- very different, but both enjoyable... I liked "Crouching tiger, hidden dragon" (but probably would have enjoyed it more if the cinema audience hadn't been the worst I've ever seen- a bunch of idiotic vulgar teen-agers shouting at each other, yelling silly jokes, etc), even if sometimes it looked a little bit too artificial to me.
The films which striked me the most in the last year both were from Asia: Edward Yang's "Yi-yi" (Taiwan), and Wong Kar Wai's "In the mood for love" (Hong-Kong).
Presently I'm re-reading Jane Austen's "Emma". Recently I especially enjoyed "Quoi de neuf sur la guerre" (What's up about the war?), the first novel of the film maker Robert Bober, dealing with life in a Jewish tailor's workshop in Paris just after WWII.
Posted 05 September 2001 - 02:40 PM
Posted 05 September 2001 - 02:42 PM
Re: your Republicanism. I hope I speak for all of us when I say that a board like this acts in part as a forum for people to voice their opinions, and every once in awhile opinions of a political stripe will creep in. We need to hear from everyone in order for discussions to be truly rounded and interesting. Otherwise, we may find ourselves sounding like T.H. White's ant colony, all voicing the same opinions over and over "Oh-I-do-like-that-ballet-it-is-so-very-Done."
That's my speech for the day.
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Posted 06 September 2001 - 11:53 AM
I also love music - I really want to join an ensemble of some kind with my flute but unfortunately all the ones I want to join rehearse on the same night as ballet class ... priorities ...
Posted 07 September 2001 - 05:17 AM
Posted 07 September 2001 - 06:52 AM
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