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Contrasts and Summer Reading

By Elizabethwix

I'm neglecting this blog in favor of another one - which I'm not posting on either...
 The impetus to blog waning in favor of instagram which is so immediate and fun. I'm biffwix for anyone who's interested.
But in New York news... the first proper beach outing of the year to Robert Moses on the south shore of Long Island. Rather a contrast to the city.
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Overcast day, chilly water - blissful space.
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A striped bass was caught - not by us - and was thrown back for being four inches too short. Hooray!
Beach wonderful.
Times Square not so wonderful.....
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Lots of construction, Fox News on monitor. Cheery traffic person...Everything bright, shiny, tawdry...
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and seemingly stripy. I continued up West 44 th Street through the theater district.
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This serious, calm fellow was in
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the hallway of the New York Bar Association. Very old school New York - ornate, heavy, built to last, frumpy, frowsy and so very much more to my taste than tacky Times Square.
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Nearer home a slight disaster with one of our tree pits... an unfortunate U-turn by a truck.
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 The flowers on the terrace are doing fine.
On the theme of contrasts, I've been lucky enough to live in all sorts of places - some of which I enjoyed more than others- and of course, I've written about most of them. I loved living in Morocco - would go back there in a flash if it wasn't for the grandchildren - so spent part of last cold winter uploading my notes from those days into a very small book The Little House on Derb Djedid available on Amazon or Kindle.
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Rather a lot about cats and food... and what an adventure it was.
The very first place I lived in America - a very long time ago - was Los Angeles. I found California overwhelming and bizarre - and interesting. My little LA memoir is available here
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So, if you need any light reading for the beach, both books are available in paperback or for Kindle.Happy reading!

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