Friluftsliv (‘fresh-air life’)

Friluftsliv’ is a word used by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. It translates literally as ‘fresh-air life’, and is all about embracing the great outdoors whatever the weather, being active, and immersing yourself in nature. (BBC Culture) The Scandinavian way to tackle winter https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p08wwmfc/the-scandinavian-way-to-tackle-winter?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter The Scandi cold weather rituals that could ease your symptoms https://arthursplace.co.uk/life/life-hacks/2019/01/12/beat-arthritis-winter-blues-2/

Congressional Hearings

Congressional Hearing are a Party Many moons ago, I would listen to Senate Hearing Supreme Court Hearings with such delight (so cerebral and gratifying) Lindsey Graham, Allan Simpson, Paul Simon Today, Congressional Impeachment Hearing are a Party Very Entertaining, Very Scary – it is a weird party Lindsey Graham and Rudolph Guliani are Clowns (did…

Paduwan

A Padawan is a learner or apprentice. The term can refer specifically to a Jedi apprentice within the Star Wars universe. It can also be used more generally to refer to a trainee, a beginner, or an inexperienced person. (dictionary.com) Jedi Padawans wear a single long thin tight braid on the right side, to show…

Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke One of the best gifts this Christmas came as the discovery of Poet Rainer Maria Rilke via an L.L. Bean Christmas Card which said: “And now let us welcome the new year, full of thing that have never been” “Go to the Limits of Your Longing: Let everything…

A Secret World (Waking Up Early)

I read this article about waking up (obscenely) early and how it unlocks a Secret World. In our case, it is way-before the rooster crows. There is enough time to accomplish a good amount of work, then take a nap before the rooster crows. It is an ambiguous zone when you see people on the…

Master of the House (Terminology)

MASTER OF THE HOUSE Les Mizerables (our first NYC play) and one of it’s classic joyous Broadway anthems Usage: We prepare this Christmas Dinner Spectacular Goose Confit, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Root Vegetables And this exotic cut of pork which looks like a ham/shank with an impressive bone protruding from it We cooked it with…