The pressure is mounting. Just today and tomorrow to catch up with my entries for my B month. Here they are, in no particular order time-wise:
Went to BISHOP Arts District, five minutes from downtown Dallas. This is an artsy, quirky composite of roughly 50 local merchants, restaurants and boutiques all within a few blocks. My favorite place: the Artisans Collective, full of fascinating sculptures, jewelry, paintings – all by local artists and craftspeople. Worth several followup visits, preferably with a bit of money to spend. My favorite restaurant: Hatties. Hands-down the best Southern comfort food place around. Made me long for a leisurely lunch with Pat Conroy. Ya think that might happen?
A total new discovery: Indian food. Tried so many new tastes…new spices. My favorites: BUTTERED Chicken and BIRYANI. Went with several friends and was personally escorted through the buffet by one of the ladies who is very familiar with all the dishes. I totally loved the new experience and the company!
The guest speaker for my woman’s club this month was Richard BARRY, “The Man of Many Voices.” How very accommodating that for the second month in a row the club has been faithful to my abc life.
Studied BONOBOS this month. Unbelievable! Sharing more than 98% of our DNA, they are humankind’s closest relative, along with chimpanzees. Have you ever heard of a bonobo? Many people haven’t, yet they are complex beings with profound intelligence and a wide range of emotions and sensitivities. They’re capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships and can be taught sign language to communicate with humans. Read Sara Gruen’s novel, Ape House, for an appreciation of this great animal. It will shock you on how little we know about our friends in the wild.
More “B’s” yet to come.