100 year old Ida Keeling who started running at 67….and is still running.
Read her story HERE.
82 year old garden architect Penolope Hobhouse
garden writer, designer, historian and lecturer….still works the soil 5-6 hrs a day!
Here is one of her beautiful creations!
Leontine van Moorsel: Olympic athlete (Dutch) and international champion
All these women are proof that age is just a number
Illustration: M. Ulriksen in his book Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly
Waiting by P. Salom – shortlist Miles Franklin Award
Philip Salom is well known as a poet and believes this background helped create the mischievous narrator for his acclaimed novel Waiting.
Waiting revolves around four central figures. Big and Little, two of the world’s marginal people, live in a rooming house in inner Melbourne. Jasmin is from another world. She teaches semiotics at a university. Angus, the landscaper who ost his house in a fire in the Adelaide Hills.
UK Read :
Lincoln in the Brado by G. Saunders – longlist Man Booker Award
Now 58, Saunders has written four short story collections and one full length novel: Lincoln in the Bardo, which explores the short life and death of US President Abraham Lincoln’s son Willie.
Remedy for hangover:
L/R: Hemingway and his wife Mary, Nancy Hawks, Spencer Tracy, George Jessel, unknown.
Picnic #1 – eponymous play by W. Inge ‘Picnic’
Picnic #2 – Sound of Music…. based ‘The Story of The Trapp Family Singers”.
The Gilded Age NY society – That will have to be Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Pulitzer connection: – Angle of Repose
This book surprised me.
Forgotten classic: – The African Queen by C.S. Forester
Existential hero – The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Road trip – Walking the Nile by Levison Wood.
Science fiction: Fahrenheit 451 – R. Bradbury
Science fiction: The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula Le Guin
Biography: Orwell – M. Shelden
Fiction: 1984 – G. Orwell
Fiction: The Slow Natives – T. Astley
Short Stories: several collections
Crime fiction: several choices
Magazine: The New Yorker
29 April 2017
21 August 2017
My first dahlia…
Update: 30 June 2017 ‘Slow down…’
#NeedCoffee … and lots of it !
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