Monthly Archives: August 2011


I’ve been reading Classic Myths to Read Aloud by William F Russell to the kids.  We were intrigued when we read the story of Bellerophon while we were in southwestern Turkey. Bellerophon freed the world of the Chimera, that horrible fire … Continue reading

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Nazik, Adalet, and Turkish Hospitality

Our friend Yusuf ‘s mother, Adalet, lives in Kaş in southern Turkey. We spent three weeks with her.  Adalet lives in the main house in the winter. In the summer she moves into a cabin in the back; her guests … Continue reading

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Music in Vienna

For us Vienna was not as much about visiting the city but about visiting my brother. My brother, Steve, has lived in Vienna for almost 30 years. He is a violinist in the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. His girlfriend, Yoshiko, … Continue reading

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Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna is full of old stuff.  It was the capital of a major empire for centuries and has all of the trappings of royalty. The Hapsburgs who ruled from 1200 to the end of WWI built multiple stately and ostentatious … Continue reading

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