Saturday, December 30, 2017

MEMORIES of 2017 - Film Festival

My film with Montreal artist Philippe Van Eetvelt hits the big screen!  What an honor to participate in the Lake Champlain International Film Festival for the fourth year in a row.  The film, from my "Spotlight" arts series, focused on the innovative artist who sometimes paints with doctors syringes and devised a machine to help him paint with a piano.  The short film premiered at the festival this year, and I am excited to share it with a wider audience in 2018.  Another highlight for  "Spotlight":  nursing students at Pace University in Manhattan this past semester were shown the interview I conducted with author Roger Noyes, who wrote the biography of his great-great aunt, the notable nurse Clara Noyes, who helped advance the career of nursing in the early 20th century. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

MEMORIES of 2017 - Opera at last!

I fulfilled a long-time dream of mine to see an opera at the world famous Opera Garnier (home of the phantom) in Paris.  La Cenerentola by Rossini tells the story of Cinderella minus the magic, but the evening was no less magical.  Also in Paris, I had lunch at Le Train Bleu, a restaurant I've longed to dine in since 1988.  I amde some great friends in Paris (and thank you for the wonderful photos)! Italian opera, French dining and Britsh pop sensation Robbie Williams.  Paris est parfait!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

MEMORIES of 2017 - The Most Kissed Girl in the World

It's what you do in the medieval city of Göttingen, you kiss the Goose Girl.  I made a pilgrimage side trip to see her, during my stay in Germany.  The fountain is based on a Grimm fairy tale, and local doctorates kiss her when they graduate...tourists too.  I also met the Pied Piper himself in Hamelin.