Soo - read Zeitoun.....interesting but definitely a heavy-handed political statement from Dave Eggers. Wish he would go back to the fiction he wrote. Like his style.

On the other hand Iain Pears' Dream of Scipio is wonderful. Gripped by it from the first sentence. Also started The Golden Mean by Canadian writer Anabel Lyon,and again the style and story appeal to me. Why is it that we can return again and again to classic themes and never tire of them? Still in the middle of 2666 - apparently Bolano has quite a repertoire and Chapters has a whole section on his work now! I thought he wasn't that prolific. Jury still out on 2666 though I did enjoy Part 1.

Looking forward to reading Ilustrado next....

Well it's a wonderful day.

Made breakfast for myself - boys asleep. How indulgent is that? Some lovely wrapping paper lay on the kitchen counter. "Wow" I thought picking it up "I must to put it away where I remember to use it." As I turned it over I realized that my baby had made a gigantic Mother's Day card and left a big piece for my imagination!

Perfect start. Then a quick chat with a friend in BsAs and another in Delhi. Nisha and I have been friends since we were about 10 years okd; no I am not going to mention how many years ago that is or which number her birthday is today. Let's just say old friends are the best and leave it there...

Then went vintage shopping; boys are making dinner for me and as usual now have about 12 people who might potentially be here! Not sure how that happens almost without fail and last minute. No milonga tonight.

So here I am trying my hand at managing my own website.....a bit daunting. I have to admit. Actually teaches me a little humility. It's teaching me respect for people who do it and manage to do it well and consistently. Eating a little crow on my part...so, I readily admit to some dissatisfaction - I do at least recognize good writing! Not reassuring but like tango, perhaps I will get better with practice. For now it is enough to share some hopes and dreams. And, hesitantly,  ask for feedback.