Sunday Break

Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks!

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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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I feel very fortunate that I have been able to visit the Louvre in Paris on multiple occasions. After doing the tourist guide thing the first couple of times, I have learned to focus in one theme in order to make my visits more relaxed and enjoyable. One of my new games is to photograph the changing patterns of light and shadow on the sculptures throughout the day and night.

Louvre Sculpture

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During my last visit I picked up a copy of Dogs in the Louvre, a great little hardcover book that includes full color reproductions of works of art in the Louvre that feature dogs.  (For cat lovers, there is also a corresponding Cats in the Louvre.)

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In you are in the southern hemisphere, today is the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. If you are in the northern hemisphere, today is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year.

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Yesterday’s lunch: homemade gluten-free cornmeal pizza crust topped with swiss chard, onions, and raisins. Next time I’ll fire up the outdoor brick oven.

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Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!

3 Comments
3 comments
  1. Laurie says:

    I love to travel and photography is one of my favorite hobbies. While everyone else is taking pictures of the normal stuff, I am lagging behind taking “artsy” pictures that capture my eye. It’s gotten to be so my son’s take pictures of me taking pictures! They never understand my fascination with the non-tourist trap photos. Some day they will see a flying buttress and get as excited as I do!

  2. RA Guy says:

    Laurie, I’d be right there with you! (People often look at me in wonder as they try to figure out what I am taking a picture of…)

    Hazel, thanks!

    I’ve got an entire shelf of cookbooks here at home, but some of my most frequently used ones include:

    -Hot to Cook Everthing, Bittman
    -Complete Seasons Coobook, Williams-Sonoma
    -Anything by Rick Bayless (Mexican food)
    -5 Spices, 50 dishes, Kahate
    -More Cooking in the Wine country, Weir

    For gluten-free alternatives, I generally combine web searches such as http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes.php?q=gluten+free+recipes with recipes in my cookbooks, or inspired by whatever is in the kitchen.

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