Archive for May, 2011


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Rainy day

So, what else is new? Due to rain, we stayed in Duluth. We took a bus downtown and checked out the ship William A. Irvin… Ivm regen zijn wij in Duluth gebleven. Wij hebben de volgende dingen bezocht: het schip William A. Irvin… …the Great Lakes Aquarium… …het aquarium “Great Lakes”… …the lighthouse near Canal […]


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From swerve of shore to Beaver Bay

My half-sister, Lynn, visited us today and took use to Beaver Bay, Gooseberry Falls, Barnes and Noble (sorry, no purchases) and Canal Park in Duluth. It was good to talk to her. I hadn’t seen her in way too long. About Minnesota Lynn said, “If you’re not interested in the outdoors, there’s no reason to […]


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On our way we stopped at a BBQ

My sister Jean made us an offer we couldn’t refuse: a barbeque at their house. My dad and niece Kris were also invited. Mijn zus, Jean, heeft ons, mijn vader en Kris uitgenodigd voor een barbeque. Natuurlijk konden wij geen nee zeggen.


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Little Italy

We walked around Little Italy. And enjoyed a prosciutto sandwich at Conte de Savoia, almost at the feet of Joe DiMaggio. Wij hebben gewandeld in de wijk “Little Italy,” vlakbij U of I-C. Erg genoten van een broodje prosciutto vlakbij een standbeeld van Joe DiMaggio. Later we got cold hands in Albany Park and warmed […]


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Museum of Contemptible Art

The museum is closed on Monday, so went on Tuesday, instead. Ray recognized (and liked) the bizarre work of Jim Nutt. Renske posed in front of her favorite portrait. And Ray took a pic of something representative of Nutt’s early work, reverse painted on plexiglass.


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A few shots with Renske’s camera


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My kind of town

Back in the USSR Renske and I made it safetly to Chicago. Spent the first day travelling. Scratch the first day. Second day we dropped in on my dad and brother-in-law, Mike. Surprise! Checked up on dad, who seems to be stable, and talked to my sister and niece on the phone. Then took off […]