Un Amour de Swann – Second meeting Bookmarks

    There are 18 notes for this part of Un Amour de Swann. One cannot possibly cover all these in one meeting. However, each is worth a look beforehand, and the group can discuss a few of them. Number 11 – Swann goes out of circulation - Maintenant, tous les soirs, quand il l'avait… Continue reading Un Amour de Swann – Second meeting Bookmarks

Groupe Litteraire – Passages to Bookmark

    Notes for Un Amour de Swann To guide our discussion, I have marked out certain texts, and numbered them for everyone’s convenience. If as you read you just bookmark the place (use a mini-post-it) where you find each quotation, we will all be able to find the place at our meeting, even though… Continue reading Groupe Litteraire – Passages to Bookmark

London 2014

We first visited London in 1990, our first trip abroad. Up until 2014, we had not returned, despite having a wonderful time. We decided to go back and see more of London, and then go on by train to Paris, with a final destination in Normandy, where I planned to leave some of my mother's… Continue reading London 2014

Reminiscences of Sullivan’s Island

In 2015 we went for a January vacation at a rental house with two friends on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, South Carolina. We had good weather, although it was not very warm. Our friends Fran and Mike were at the house when we arrived by taxi. The house was built on stilts to protect the living quarters from high seas… Continue reading Reminiscences of Sullivan’s Island


The first objective of our trip was to take in the wild life of Costa Rica. Now, even in Costa Rica, this is easier said than done. No problem seeing the plants. They cannot help it. But the animals - their lives depend on being well concealed, and they are very good at it. Before… Continue reading Sarapiqui

From San José to Sarapiqui

Naturally, from the outset we had a certain idea about Costa Rica as a country rich in wildlife, a site for ecotourism. We were about to learn it is more than that. The next day, Sunday, we had a buffet breakfast - which included rice and beans - and then met for an 8 AM lecture… Continue reading From San José to Sarapiqui

A Trip to Costa Rica

A number of friends, as well as our son and his wife, traveled to Costa Rica, all giving very favorable reports. We decided to take a Road Scholar tour “A Taste of Costa Rica” in January. Our early morning plane out of Albany was a little twin engine jet, but it only took about half an… Continue reading A Trip to Costa Rica