Archive for November, 2013

My Dad was the highest bidder!

Hi again M,

When I wrote to Angela to tell her about the auction result, I asked if she would have time for a cup of tea with you following the reception. She has just written back to say that she is looking forward to meeting you and has asked me to arrange for an invitation for you and V to attend a small reception the Ladies will be holding after the performance.

So you’ll actually have an opportunity to have a little chat with her before she rushes off to her next piano somewhere in the wide world that is her universe.


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We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
-Orson Welles

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Alles gute zum geburtstag, Desert Fox



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Legs On Fire

(I’m back…)

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Il y a un an

Cher Maroc,
Tu me manques.

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Aayee deepavali

My friends are the lights of my life.
My personal galaxy is aglow from a rich prism.
It is always day; it is always Summer.

May the brightest rays of joy and happiness lift any darkness this Diwali!

Love, Lux Aeterna

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Dear family and friends,

All is well with M and me, and with our two girls K and C (who live in Toronto). It’s been more-or-less a quiet year for us.

In last year’s Christmas letter I mentioned I had my prostate surgically removed. This spring I had 6 weeks (33 sessions) of radiation treatments to zap remaining cancer cells, and the follow-up tests indicate that I am now clean of the issue. Nevertheless my doctors (surgeon & oncologist) insist on monitoring my health for many years to make sure the wretched disease doesn’t make a comeback.


One of my favourite retirement activities is dabbling and doodling with ideas in mathematical physics, and I will soon submit another paper for publication.

K and C will both be with us for Christmas (Alleluia!)

With our love and best wishes…

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