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Month: March, 2013

2013, the year of Suzuki Beane

12 March, 2013 (01:50) | Living in Europe

This year I published a book called Whatever Happened to Suzuki Beane? The original Suzuki Beane is a book published in 1961 centering around a baby beatnick who befriends a ‘square’ kid from school named Henry. She brings him home to her beatnick mom and dad, but they make fun of him for looking so […]

New Year’s Day at Hotel W Barcelona

11 March, 2013 (19:40) | Living in Europe

Every New Year’s Day the Club Nataçiòn de Barcelona has a first day of the year swim. It is quite something to view from our plush Hotel W suite. I take some shots with my Nikon, which has a phenomenal zoom: The above big swim lasted about a half hour, although many literally dipped in […]

New Year’s Eve at Hotel W – 2013

11 March, 2013 (17:57) | Living in Europe

On December 31st we wake up to see they are preparing fireworks directly below our Hotel W room: This looks promising. Fireworks will go off directly in front of our window at midnight. We spend the day ordering room service and taking photos from our big picture windows. This is an exciting New Year’s eve […]