Saturday, November 26, 2022



Fiftieth anniversary of SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE. 

And who designed it? 

Frank Lloyd Wright?

Le Corbusier? 

Renzo Piano? 

THE WINNER:  Who was Jørn Utzon?

And what were the influences that formed him?

Like many architects, Jørn Utzon had initially entered the competition to design Sydney’s opera house to exercise his ideas. He was surprised to learn he had won.

Born in 1918 in Copenhagen, Utzon grew up in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Despite the enormous disruption wrought by the conflict, modernity was already beginning to remodel the landscape of 20th century Europe.

By 1956, the year of his opera house competition entry, Utzon had inherited broadly from the artistic, cultural and scientific revolutions that arose out of this immense period of change.

Friday, November 25, 2022



Whew! I had just about run out of tacrolimus. Called CVS and spoke to the ANSWER MAN, who said the pills were on order.

I have also donated $25 to the FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER for the former JOLYN REZNICK. We both worked at the Record/Intell. 

It is also a year's anniversary for the death of the RAY NAYLOR, famous in our crowd for the BIPOLAR POLAR BEAR.

I did not leave a message. 

Told son Dan I am doing well with my blood sugar. Am not snacking. 


Shall we find out?

Dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, blood test results (such as tacrolimus trough levels), and response to therapy.

Tacrolimus is available in different formulations (such as immediate and extended-release). Do not switch between different forms of tacrolimus without consulting your doctor.

Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk of serious side effects may be increased. Also, do not stop taking this medication without your doctor's approval.


This morning's flavor is seven citrus russian blend. 

ALSO WROTE TO SON DAN that I am not reading any good books.




The sun just came out. 

Am viewing the pointsettia on my bay window in living room.


Sarah prepares for our meal a couple of days ago on Scott's upper deck. 
Need we say, FANTASTIC !!!!
Yesterday, November 24, 2022, Scott and I spent Thanksgiving with Dan, Nicole, Grace and Max. 

Not to mention Mom-Mom, aka Barbara Toohey. 


When I woke up this morning I was determined to finish THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Walker Thompson.

Made a cuppa strong NESCAFE. 

And read until I finished.

It is a science fiction book. 

It was fair. 

Now I've checked out HORSE by Gwendolyn Brooks and

DREAMLAND by Nicholas Sparks. 

If you will excuse me I am gonna start reading.


Thursday, November 24, 2022



Painting of FORD MADOX FORD of Jesus washing Peter's Feet.

... According to Alexis and her news this morning, 500 people will be killed in driving accidents between now and Friday night.

I am drinking the best ADVENT TEA yet, from Ada and Rich.

Christmas Black Tea with citron and spices.

This is my second cup.

TERRIBLE NIGHT'S SLEEP with the CPAP machine. Did quite a bit of reading of THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker.

Came downstairs since I could not stop sneeeeeezing!

The US is not the only haven for Holocaust Refugees


A conversation with Tali Nates, executive director of the Johannesburg, South Africa, Holocaust and Genocide Centre. Originally published on the Rick Fisher in TULSA program.

Image Via Classroomswithoutborders.Org.
Aired on Wednesday, April 27th.

Nates will be speaking soon here in Tulsa; she'll give the keynote address at the 24th Annual Interfaith Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Thursday night, the 28th.

Our guest is Tali Nates, executive director of the Holocaust and Genocide Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. She'll will soon give a free-to-the-public talk here in our community when she delivers the keynote address at the 24th Annual Interfaith Yom HaShoah Commemoration on Thursday the 28th. This event will take place at B'nai Emunah Synagogue, near 17th and Peoria, beginning at 7pm. Her address is titled "When Silence Led to Persecution and the Death of Millions." More on this special event of remembrance and recognition is posted here.

What are YOU thankful for?


Found this Thanksgiving Day Photo online.

What are YOU grateful for, Dear Reader?

Mostly we are thankful for our health and that we are still alive despite what ails us.

I had been watching on TV a look at KING TUT and various theories on how he died. Was he murdered? Absolutely not, said one scholar. You do a postmortem on him - he was well preserved - and then come up with theories.

A professional sculptor was hired and came up with the FACE he thought the pharaoh or king would have if he were alive right now. 


As usual, my mailbox was filled with solicitations. 

I had donated to one of the many WISH foundations, but they told me to give MORE money and possibly hadn't even cashed my check. 


Just turned off the TV as I didn't wanna hear horror stories of what happens in today's world. Shootings. And WHY should we have gun control? A woman whose child was murdered said she would like to walk up to every single person and take away their gun or assault weapon.


Watched a show about writers. Who is your current favorite? What book(s) is on your nightstand? One fellow who was a scriptwriter, only, said he went to a bookstore and started reading Anne Tyler's "The Accidental Tourist" and could not put it down and realized he could write using 'his own voice.'

In various book groups I've belonged to we have read a number of Tyler's books. 

When I return to bed I will continue reading AGE OF MIRACLES. Just when it gets humdrum, Karen Walker Thompson throws a curve ball into the mix and you have to start thinking all over again.


Scott and I watched THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE that I had checked out of the library.


ASLAN the lion!

Narnia character
Created byC. S. Lewis

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Just dumped recyclables into YELLOW PLASTIC BIN



Last night, one of the food gurus told us COFFEE is good for you and so are BING cherries.

This morning I donated to the Alzheimers Foundation. Can't find the apostrophe.

My Nescafe coffee is okay, nothing special.

Folks are in an uproar due to Putin's blitz on UKRAINE.


I'm not afraid to walk into Starbucks

and order whatever I want.

Pumpkin Coffee with a hint of rosemary

Selling points.

I will stick with my Nescafe in the Prince Harry and

Meghan Markle cup I ordered years ago when money

was aplenty and foolishly I thought it will never end.

Jolyn Resnick, 64, an award-winning newspaper reporter, died Jan. 16 at Montgomery

Hospital in Norristown. The former Jolyn Marged, she was a resident of East Norriton.

A graduate of Trenton State College, Resnick was most recently a reporter for the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. She previously worked for the suburban edition of the Legal Intelligencer; for the Reporter in Lansdale; for the Princeton Packet in Princeton, N.J.; and for the Record in Horsham.

She earned several journalism honors, including a 2001 Keystone Award from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

For the last several years, she fought pancreatic cancer.

I will donate something to her. 

Before Ellen came to live with me, I bought a sofa bed at Gamburg's in Hatboro PA.

Also got a champagne colored carpet from SPECIALTY FLOORING.

And I coudn't resist painting this step stool.

Just called CRAIG FISHER at Ann's Choice and said hello to him. He has a remarkable memory.

Miss you Ma !!!! View from our kitchen at 1266 Gantt Drive.