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I have been re-reading My Name is Asher Lev by the late great Chaim Potok. Asher Lev is an artist. Finn is fascinated that we named our Asher - well, Asher, and yet it's Finn who is the artist in our house. And Finn means fair, and Finn is the darkest in the family! Still, we weren't to know, huh... Potok is such a compelling writer, that even in the depths of his writings of frustration and family misery, I can't put his books down. I'm taking a couple of his books and my laptop to bed now.

I took the children to my college's Ethnic Food Fair this evening for dinner. I'm glad I went, there was not a lot of teachers there. Lots of parents though. I caught up with some friends. We could choose from Samoan chop suey, Tongan pineapple pie, Indian butter chicken, Asian spring rolls, a mix of Assyrian foods, BLT, nachos, bbq sausages and an array of cakes and breads. The rain finally dried up in time and the sun even peeked out as we all milled around the playground feasting with the occasional entertainment by the girls. It was fun. Christy has quite a few friends at my school so she was happy to chat to them. The boys even saw a few friends they knew.

And so it's the weekend here now. suilven, I wish you a good time in the Highlands. My grandmother was a Scottish Highland Country dancing champion here in NZ... even though she was Lebanese. She could dance over swords, do the fling and all that stuff. I saw all her medals the other day at my aunt's house.

So. I'm going to go off now and do some writing for a change. Or reading. Or both. See you.

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suilven
Oct. 12th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thaks for your good wishes.

I read Ascher Lev years ago. Enjoyed Chaim Potok and went on to read a few of his books but a long time ago.
natesmountain
Oct. 14th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
Once I start reading a Potok novel, I'm in deep, compelled to get to the end no matter what is going on in the world!
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 12th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
So. I'm going to go off now and do some writing for a change. Or reading. Or both. See you.
Good for you!!

The food fair sounds nice. All kinds of choices, and lots of good people around.
natesmountain
Oct. 14th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
The food fair was a lot of fun in the end. We had a good time and hopefully the school made some much needed cash! We're not a rich school. On the 1-10 scale we get a 5.
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 14th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's hard to raise money for schools. I don't think people realize how expensive it is to keep a school going!
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:09 am (UTC)
-I don't think people realize how expensive it is to keep a school going!
No! And the money from the government is not nearly enough to even cover the basics.
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