Red Oak for Ruby Tuesday



While walking in a park two weeks ago I came across this tree which was labeled as an American red oak. However when looking for information on that tree I found there are a wide variety of red oaks, which means I cannot be more precise about this one.

On Tuesdays, just post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED and then link to this blog.


First Day



I went back to school today. All in all it went rather smoothly so I am not as apprehensive as I was a few days ago when I wrote about my anxiety.

– My schedule is fine. I don’t work on Thursday afternoons which is fine for the weekly shopping. Nor do I work on Friday afternoons, which is great for Shabbat and its preparations; all the more so as I have time to prepare challah and a dish or two before I go to work on Friday mornings.
– The new English teacher in our department is a very smiling black young man who seems genuinely friendly.
– The new deputy looks like an undertaker but was polite and efficient when I went to ask him for lists of students.

I am meeting my first students tomorrow afternoon. I am the tutor of a class of 24 students, aged 16-17. I believed for an hour or so that I wasn’t tutor at all this year and was a bit disappointed. However it was a mistake. I’ll keep you updated with the details once I have actually met them.

People of the Book



September in the French literary world is the month for new books and numerous articles, tv and radio programs about new novels and authors.

When asked what book she would recommend among the 674 that are published this month, the store keeper of l’Horizon suggested Le Livre d’Hanna, otherwise known as People of the Book.

Have you read it? I haven’t but have just pre-ordered the paperback edition.