Nonetheless, Heeeere's April!!!
Tuesday April 1, 2014_March reading and one little Great Course's course
The five book covers below represent the books I read on my Kindle at the top of the pile, the rest of the Earthsea Trilogies, the first of which, The Wizard of Earthsea, I read in February. The last three, or second trilogy, were written basically 30 years after the first three. Le Guin talks about how strange it was to discover that, after having grown older herself, so had her characters :)
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline was the book club book and deals with a period, early 20th Century, of American history where do-gooders rounded up street kids in cities like New York and trained them out to the mid-west where, for the most part, they became little more than slaves, ill-fed, ill-clothed with little understanding how to survive in a environment wholly different from the one they'd grown up in, for farmers and small home industries like hand-sewing clothing. The book is not a true story, more historical fiction.
The Play Goes On by Neil Simon, the second half of his memoirs, the first half of which I read last November, is written just as well, with the same lovely sense of humor and irony, as his Rewrites.
Wednesday April 2, 2014_Our courtyard
Thursday April 3, 2014_This lovely view is across the street from...
...this lovely Santa Cruz house . Some people got it good :)
Friday April 4, 2014_In completing a mission101 project, to go through and sort this white box of random stuff, I found a few more pages I'd hand-written for Lauren's Journal, pages which gave me a glimpse of our lives from early December of 2002 to late January of 2003. It's why I stop, and so abruptly, that gets me.
Friday April 11, 2014_Fridays can be difficult getting over the hill, people wanting to get coastal, so Cindy and I left early and arrived with about an hour to kill. We checked out an antique store and then settled in the cutesy little River Cafe, where I had....
...a lavender butter cookie with some very intense Spicy Chai tea
Monday April 14, 2014_I had to go downtown to file a permit to remove a pine tree in our backyard so, while there, since the City Hall dome was open, I took a couple of photos from the inside looking up.
This photo from ages ago is from the outside...
...and my two new ones from the inside.