September 2012

Amazonia diverted me from keeping to my blog schedule; now back in online world, I can report that during September I enjoyed:

Sacre Bleu – book by Christopher Moore (the color blue incarnates as a woman to inspire the Impressionists)

The Changeover – book by Margaret Mahy (a girl fights an ancient fiend to rescue her brother)

Inventory of the Invisible: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EUy_8

Popular hit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_81l4DXlwM

Four-year old Pianist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omuYi2Vhgjo

(And, for that matter, others also from the long list of amazing under-five-year-old performers that appear in the margin to the right of this video.)

The Thai Siam Restaurant in Seattle (www.thaisiamrestaurant.com) – their food is delicious, and they regularly feed the sick and indigent

Seattle’s Carkeek Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/carkeek.htm

Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden: http://vancouver.ca/vandusen/

Good bon mot heard in that garden: “Proceed as you wish to continue.”

Curious coincidence? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/world

Useful article on the recurring stupidity of the super-rich: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/opinion/

And finally, my curious find of the month: that from 1884 until 1955 Bombay enjoyed its own time zone:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombay_Time_(time_zone)

What a glorious luxury, to enjoy a time zone of one’s own!