Saturday, April 24, 2010

Trying To Suppress A Smile

Chin tucked in, lips tightly pressed together, trying to suppress a smile (and not very successfully).

My All-American guy.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Robbing Peter To Pay Paul

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

George Bernard Shaw

"Bear Yourselves As Huns Of Attila"

Kaiser Wilhelm inspecting his troops in 1914.

Dutiful And Attentive

My exams start in another ten days.

I am prepared. I have been dutiful and attentive all term.

For the last month, I have been studying and Andrew has been working. We have done little else, although we did attend a performance of Boston Ballet’s “Coppelia” last night.

Andrew and I will remain in Boston this summer. We were able to escape for six weeks last summer, but that will not be possible this year. We do not even know whether we shall be able to go to Minnesota for the first week of July, when Andrew’s family traditionally gathers for a week at the lake.

Nonetheless, we intend to make it through the summer somehow. Happily, this will be our only summer in Boston.

We have invited my sister and brother to visit us this summer, but neither has yet accepted our invitations. I suspect they will be in positions to make firm plans once their school terms are over.

It is possible my parents will make a trip East this summer, too.