I will be back Friday and, I hope, resume posting. Thanks to Matthew and Greg (who has been ill with pneumonia) for filling in for me. I have some tales and some swell holiday snaps.
In the meantime, what is all this about the proper pronounciation of “van Gogh”?” None of us use the proper pronounciation for foreign names! Do you say “Firenze” for “Florence,” “Moskva” for “Moscow”, and “Par–ee” for “Paris”? A Russian once told me the proper pronounciations of “Tolstoy” and “Dostoevsky,” which only slightly resemble how we Americans pronounce those names. Let us not chastise one another for using the English/American pronounciations of foreign names, for none of us adhere strictly to that rule. Let he who is without sin cast the first noun!
In the meantime, I have seen many Tintorettos, Giottos, Bellinis and the like. Rembrandt and van Gogh have them all beat.
Happy Thanksgiving (make mine pasta)!
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