vac2001b01a.jpg (13376 bytes)Dwight Peck's personal website

Mr Peck tagged along on the MOOSA Tour and then dined fine in Framingham

Summer hols have come along again, Thanks Bog. Our friends in Boston refused steadfastly to come to Europe, but then fed us really well in Framingham, Mass. So we'll call it even for this year.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

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Our host Paul Miller (left) gazes out from amid condiments, as Charles Berman tries to intervene (right).

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Our hostess, Ana Maria, from Panama by way of the Smithsonian Institution, urges everybody to eat more and enjoy but please stop pushing and shoving one another at the trough.

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The clan of Spozio (Charlie, honor student Benjamin, and Cathy), and our other Kathy, calling for seconds and, indeed, thirds in Framingham, Mass.

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Friend Kathy working on her third Corona of the year 2001. Enthusiastically.

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Two rowdies from Leysin, Dwight and Charlie, presently in Framingham.

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Still more rowdies -- Mr Berman, Mr Peck, and Mr Miller, celebrating carefree suburban BBQs, multiplicity of hamburger sauces, and the USA before September 11th unleashed Osama, Ashcroft, and Rumsfeld down upon us.

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Two former librarians of the American College of Switzerland, Dwight and Cathy.

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The founder of the Millerist Sect, nodding benignly to his followers and calling them to their higher destiny, after hamburgers, namely, the veggie burgers that would invoke the gag reflex in all but the most devout believers.

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What BBQ?? What veggie burgers?? What Framingham?? Hey! Did you see this Maureen Dowd!?!?!

Paul, have you got a photocopier here?

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Still remembering those American hamburgers poignantly, Mr Peck rides northward from Boston along the Massachusetts coast and pauses for a brief photo in front of remarkable Endicott College -- a photo intended for his good friend Montserrat of Spain and Switzerland whose daughter Claire is presently a student there [update: Claire's now in Barcelona; later update: Claire's gone back to Endicott; later update: Claire graduated]. We just rode round a bend in the road above Beverly, Mass., and there it was.

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Exulting in having dragged lame Mr Peck all the way to Rockport, Prof. Berman poses before the boats of his betters and prepares to drag lame Mr Peck back to Salem, Mass., to see witches if they've got any left.

That is the lot for the USA in summer 2001. Nonetheless, harmless Mr Peck returned to Switzerland and, with daughter Marlowe, dashed off to visit daughter Alison at the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany. (Go to file 4.)

Summer 2001

Mt Washington, USA, by Ammonoosuc and Huntington Ravine trails

The MOOSA tour, Maine to Québec

Barbecue in Framingham, cycling to Rockport

Visit to Alison at the Effelsberg radio telescope in Germany

Visits by Marlowe and Alison to the Jura, September-October

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 18 December 2001, revised 7 July 2008, 31 August 2014.

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