Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Sister Little

My "baby" sister turns 45 today. This is one of my favorite photos of Sisters Little (Kaye) and Middle (Carey) (to my Big)......taken at the zoo in the summer of 2005. What a cupla babes, hey?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Blogging Grok

It's interesting how new words come into a language. I learned a new one yesterday when my daughter sent me this info about "grok"...which I'm sure she either googled or goodsearched, so I'm blogging it:

I really like the word; it belongs here. A few years ago no one would have understood the sentence, "I'm blogging 'grok'." It would have been gobbledy-gook....hmmm....

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Melting, January 18

Snowing, January 17

Friday, January 18, 2008

Kitchen Caravan Dot Com

So, I trudged out in the snow and rain and cold to wait for the bus to take me to the subway to get to Etete Restaurant by 2 p.m. yesterday to meet the lovely young women of the online cooking show Kitchen Caravan. Emma and Sophie arrived shortly after I and Ben Tesfaye, Yared's younger brother and the youngest of the three who had invested in the restaurant for their mother, the owner and chef. Emma and Sophie were doing an episode on Ethiopian cooking and wanted to interview me in connection with the work of Girls Gotta Run. They thought it would be good to do it in an actual Ethiopian restaurant, so I recommended Etete, both because their food is fabulous and because they had donated the food for our first event in September 2006.

We had a ball! I hadn't met Ben before, but he is just as charming as his older brother, and Emma and Sophie couldn't be more personable. We chatted, they filmed (first me and then Ben and his mother), and then Etete (means "Mother" in Amharic) herself cooked us a great meal to sample, including meat done with the special spice mixture she invented herself. They also insisted we sample their home made honey wine. Wow. Yum, yum, yummy! I headed back through the cold and slush about 4. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. What a great job they have made for themselves!

Look for the episode in two or three weeks at

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Art of Architecture Final Conference

Yesterday was the final conference at A.U., in the new Katzen Center, of the joint A.U./DCPS project to upgrade DCPS art teachers' architectural knowledge and skills and create a curriculum guide to assist other art teachers in teaching about architecture. I served as an initial formative program evaluator, so it was lovely to see the participating teachers again and see the end results.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Great article about Me and "The Girls"

in the January 9, 2008 issue of the Northwest Current. Click on here:

and then click on the first "January 9, 2008" edition to read the first 20 pages... scroll to pg. 13 where it starts. You'll have to open the next "January 9, 2008" to read the ending.

Great Article about Benazir Bhutto

Sunday, January 06, 2008

A D.C. Arts Outing

After we took the exhibit down and several artists came by to pick up their work, Jim and I took a little break...went down to see the Asher B. Durand exhibit, before it closes today, (and other things) at the Museum of American Art. Had lunch in the newly opened Kogod Courtyard there.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Big Goings On....

We'll be taking down the Coffeehouse exhibit this a.m., shortly...have to be there at 8 a.m. Good thing I am an early riser, though I'm not so sure anyone else is that happy about it!

If not, though, I assume the article about GGRF coming out in next week's Northwest Current will help. I was interviewed yesterday by a reporter and the day before their photographer came by to take some photos. And I sent them several photos of this exhibit and reception. So, we will see what they do.

The next issue is out Wednesday, the 9th.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Another Birthday!

December and January are chock full of's is our friend Paula's...we took this photo when she came over for dinner in December while in DC on her Winter break from teaching in Daytona Beach....she was feeling pretty flamboyant! So...Happy Birthday, Paula!