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december edition: Colin Corneau’s photography, Alan Maitland’s Christmas story, Gremolata and musical shuffles

December 12, 2011

It’s been six  months since last we met and much has changed. You readers will have known him as Johnny Cash Jr., my travelling companion and frequent contributor of photos here on eleventh avenue, but he was also my husband Shaun Best and he died in June, of a sudden heart attack.

No need to state the obvious about the intervening months, but there is a need to say this: I have laughed and smiled and felt awed by gratitude and wonder at how good people are. Longtime friends. New friends. Complete strangers stepping in for a critical moment. Old friends found again. Virtually unknown colleagues who are now intimates. Amazing.

I start with this note because this blog was started a few years ago also out of a feeling of wonder and gratitude at the great things my friends and acquaintances were doing or were finding and passing along. I’m very glad to get back to it and glad you’ve dropped by. Enjoy.

This month:

Brandon photographer Colin Corneau submits to this month’s Proust Questionnaire 5.0.

The silent partner Gremolata steps out from behind Osso Buco in read, cook, eat.

My iTouch shuffle spins a few tunes in soundtracking.

And Alan Maitland once again read’s the excellent Christmas ghost story The Shepherd in clip

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011.

Denise Duguay

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