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Archive for February, 2009

Matisse ain’t my cup of tea.

Posted: Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 @ 4:34 pm in Arts, Painting | No Comments »

Michael and I went to the new exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculptures by Henri Matisse a couple of weekends ago. The exhibit, at the Bucerius Kunst Forum, focused on his portraits.

You know you’re in a friendly neighborhood when…

Posted: Saturday, February 7th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm in Expat | 4 Comments »

…Wednesday evening, F, the 12-year-old neighbor kid from across the street calls up for help with his English homework. We discussed where the adverbs never, always and often go in the sentence (directly before the main verb), as in “I don’t always know what I’m doing” (my example, not his). …Thursday evening, my next door […]

Basil Babies

Posted: Monday, February 2nd, 2009 @ 3:29 pm in Black Thumb Gardening | No Comments »

I couldn’t wait until summer for fresh basil (Basilikum). So I strewed some seeds on potted earth a week ago. This is what I am rewarded with today: ««« §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ »»»