Monthly Archives: June 2010

A simple declarative sentence

by mrs. sabraw On the first day of my grammar class this summer, twelve young people—ages 12-14—entered the room with the combined energy of twelve dead sloths. I told them a story about the Nerdy 7th Grade Girl whose teacher, … Continue reading

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Pierre and Henri

by cheri block Audrieu, France May, 2010. Inner dialogue translated to English Henri: Another silly American tourist, bringing us a sweet in exchange for a photo. Pierre: Ahh, Henri, you take up arms too quickly. Enjoy the sugar. Henri: I … Continue reading

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Walk with me up the Acropolis, OK?

by cheri block Cloudy with rain made our hike up the Acropolis pleasant and somewhat private, considering the number of tourists in town. The contrast between old and new Athens, as in Rome, forces the viewer to consider time and … Continue reading

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The Wedding Feast at Cana

by cheri block I turned back, once more, to view Veronese’s enormous painting entitled The Wedding Feast at Cana, created in 1563. Of all of the works I saw in a short 5-hour period at the Louvre—including the Mona Lisa … Continue reading

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A few snapshots, a few thoughts, Normandy 2010

by cheri block I had hoped to chronicle my thoughts and feelings while in Paris and Normandy, just like a splendid journalist. Instead, I studied my French language book before entering at least four pharmacies in France and had amusing … Continue reading

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