Dwight Peck's personal website
eventful, but in a quiet way
round the world some of them were trying in vain to convince the rest of us that
it would be a fun idea to go bomb a lot of the folks down in Iraq, D. Peck and
friends spent the fall and winter hiding out in the safest place they could think
of. But then . . .
Peck visited the Homeland again
April, the end of the winter 2002-3 season and raining in Switzerland, and Mr
Peck dashes off for a quick trip to the land he never thought he'd see again.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
11th meeting of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) having been concluded
in something like containable chaos, after 18 months of successive meeting preparations
with few chances for a holiday -- Mr. Peck bolted off to the USA
for ten days to visit Kristin and look in on Prof. Berman and dash on down to
see Marlowe again.
Kristin's house in Boston, April 2003, enough to give anyone ideas above his or
her station in life. Actually it's just a very nice
flat in this disused and renovated church -- in the
Boston area, religious institutions continue to serve a purpose.
wandering by and stopping in to make confessions can supply an endless source
Perhaps a trend
Here's another: fine old basilica in Québec City, that bastion
of the faith and centrepiece of the pope's dreams of reconquest, viewed
with For Sale signs all over it in August 2000.
musing upon the view of Logan Airport in the distance, from our traditional walking
place "World's End", a Frederick Law Olmsted park near Hull. Plenty
of time in Boston to visit the MFA a few times and schmooze over drinks with media friends
with similar political views to our own.
enough of Boston.
for a dash down to New York City, to visit our friend Katy in her flat on Times
Square, multiple visits to the Met and the Frick museums, and a pleasant evening
at the off-Broadway show about Hank Williams.
enough of New York City.
off for a visit to Marlowe Peck and her mom Jane near Philadelphia -- here's Marlowe's
house, "revolutionary"-era by the looks of it.
and the Old Dad pay their respects to Young Marlowe (center) along the Delaware
River near New Hope, Pennsylvania, right near where the disabled people park their
back by the scenic route up the Delaware and over the Catskills to Kristin's
church, with its very nice interiors, all nicely laid out with art and artefacts
and odds and ends and piles of old newspapers in the corners.
|Modern churches from the inside. Not bad at all. The art work costs extra.
USA! Back to Rummy's "Old Europe",
too late for the last of the snow in the lower mountains, time to get the bicycles
serviced and try if they can still bear our weight without buckling.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 24 May 2003, revised 4 April 2008, 9 September 2014.