Fall is Here!

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We celebrated another year together in Camden; dinner at Josephine’s and breakfast at Marriner’s on the Falls (every bit as good as their reputation): good blueberry pancakes. It was still Indian summer this day, but colder days lay not much farther ahead.

You’ll have to visit my web site for the movie!

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Snow Birds Get Ready to Take Flight

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After a rendezvous at Walden Pond (and brief goodbyes from the Shishovs), we all headed off caravan style to a local pizza parlor only to find that they only had room for half of us. Julie used her magic smartphone and found us a place that could accommodate eleven hungry relatives. I will spare you the pictures as we packed into a lovely suburban pizzeria [check out my Facebook page if you really care] near the spot where the shot was heard ’round the world. I managed to get a few portrait shots in with my iPhone. And a shot of my nearly perfect parallel parking job (on the first try, in traffic, in the rain).

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To many of you this may seem unremarkable, but after living outside of civilization for a decade, I think I did quite well to remember how to park this way (plus I had a bit of practice with Aren over the summer).

Piano Lessons Over Skype!

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The piano recital was terrific this year. I really enjoyed the first Impromptu by Schubert (Op. 142) and highly recommend it. Next we were treated to a terrific set of Brahms Hungarian dances for piano 4 hands. You have to hear it to believe it; even though I had heard most of them before, it’s hard to beat a live concert. What made them extra special in my view is that the lessons were conducted over the Internet with Skype! Amazing!

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You’ll have to content yourself with these You Tube recordings (or purchase them) because the recital was not recorded (except in our minds and hearts). Thanks for including me, Irina!