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Laura

A new favorite quote

It turns out that long military careers usually create a different view of the way the world works than long careers in commercial real estate. And it is a view that Mr. Trump still rejects, even more vociferously than he did when he was running for office.

The Japan Society

When I was a little girl my favorite book was ‘From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’. I can’t say why but I did love that these two runaway kids went to live in the Metropolitan Museum. Well, if you take a question from them […]

Alvin Ailey night 2

First, Juba choreographer Robert Battke who we heard at works /process earlier this year was four blue dancers. What was it about. High squeaking violins as the bounced and jerked across the stage. It seemed jumbled and incoherent. Mr Battle redeemed himself with the short energetic Ella. As […]

La Traviata

We heard the double Aria.  Thats right, we had taken our class at the Opera Guild on La Traviata.  Though 97% was way above me I did remember that I would hear a double Aria and I did.  I also noticed in the second act how Verdi gave […]

Met Members preview

When I think about my life sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am.  I tend to explain it by saying I had a pretty miserable childhood followed by an even worse marriage so I deserve all the good that I have now.  Especially because i remain happy, […]