Month: August 2012

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Figs are in season …

and here’s a recipe by Melissa Clark for a Fig Crostini.

Enjoy it … a late summer treat!

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The Gift of Liberty

You probably know that the BIG Statue of Liberty is on Ellis Island. Here’s a refresher of its history!  This is a photo of the original scultpture which is in the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The Luxembourg (or Luco, as it’s called by the neighbors and kids who go to school nearby) is one of the most wonderful places on earth: you will see every age in the Luco … from newborns enjoying their first days to the very elderly who may be enjoying their last … and every age in-between. All ages, all colors, all occupations … students, lovers, chess players, tennnis players, tai-chi folk, and me, too, sometimes …  Maybe this has to do with “Liberty.”  More on Luco later !

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi  (1834-1904)
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885. The monument was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, intended to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence, some ten years earlier. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty enlightening the world stands more than 300 feet high.

French historian Edouard Laboulaye suggested the presentation of this statue to the United States, commemorating the alliance of France and the United States during the American Revolution. The copper colossus was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and erected according to plans by Gustave Eiffel.


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Sarianna’s always got something to say on CampusLingua

CampusLinguaOnline will see the day one day soon … Sarianna’s been contributing … Click on the link below for her pronunciation of a pretty popular word.


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Thomas Jefferson, Monticello

Thank you, Maira Kalman, for producing this original and edifying work. There are many wonderful blogs. Yours is at the top of the best.

So I’m happy to spread the word. Here’s a link that will take us to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello …