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2 x 3 x 11 = 66 66 = LXVI in Roman numerals In Abjad numerals, the name of Allah has a value of 66. 66 is a sphenic number (the product of three different prime numbers). The international direct … Continue reading

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65 is the magic constant of a 5 x 5 normal magic square. The Silence of the Lambs is the 65th movie on the AFI’s list of best films. 65 is the smallest integer that can be expressed as a … Continue reading

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The joy of this game

My dear friend Michael is turning 70. It’s hard to believe that all this time has passed. I think we were both in our early thirties when we first met. Over 10 years ago his partner Gregory was first diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Gourmet Birthday

Last night we celebrated IB’s birthday at Kendall College. Here are some of the amazing dishes we ate, created by the seniors at the school and served to us by the hospitality majors. Yes, life is good (and quite luscious).

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64 years old today

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Leonid Hambro’s “Happy Birthday, Dear Ludwig”

I first heard this many many years ago sitting in the living room of very dear friends of mine, who first introduced me to fine wines, gourmet cooking, opera, and classical music.  Using recognizable themes of Beethoven’s work, Hambro (who … Continue reading

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The twins’ birthday

The twins are in deep conversation. Just the two of them. My aunt is at the left, my mother on the right. My aunt is complaining about her life, her health, and familial challenges. My mother is comforting her. My … Continue reading

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Ushering in my 63rd year

IB grilling the first part of my awesome birthday dinner (purchased by IB and JB in a wild and enthusiastic shopping spree)– portobello mushrooms, asparagus, pineapple. The King Salmon and the corn came next. Below- artichoke, tomato, and mozzarella salad … Continue reading

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Birthday Princess

Today is my mother and her twin’s birthday. 85 years old. My mother has had Parkinson’s for some time now. She has lost her independence in the world. Now she is confined, for the most part, to a wheel chair, needs … Continue reading

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What better gift than that

Today is my birthday. JB prepared a lucious meal (sunomono, coho salmon, potatoes, mushrooms– with plenty left over for lunch tomorrow), picked flowers from our garden and put them in a vase that was given to us by IB’s pottery … Continue reading

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