Monthly Archives: May 2009

“Arcadia” revival in London – brilliant script, less brilliant execution

It pains me to say so, but I was disappointed by the “Arcadia” performance. The key roles of Thomasina and Septimus were unconvincing, as was the author’s son in the role of Valentine. Sometimes art is just better in your … Continue reading

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Walking to Kew

It’s about five miles from our house along the Grand Union Canal system and we’ve done it before. But this time we had a picnic lunch, a hot sunny day and a video camera.  Here’s the resulting experiment. Emphasis on … Continue reading

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Blighted beauty along London’s canal system

There are hundreds of miles of canals in and around London, much of it protected parkland teeming with birds and other critters. I live near the Grand Union Canal Hanwell Locks in West London and had a beautiful two-hour Sunday walk … Continue reading

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Toward 2012

 Summer Olympics in London I can’t find many people who seem as interested as I am, but the Olympics are coming to my new home city. Granted a few years away but what makes it interesting is the process. This … Continue reading

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