Monthly Archives: August 2014

Day One

Today is day one of September challenges with M and T.  I just completed three hours of my training program for using Elance to develop a freelance income career.  I am now ready to begin the first lesson which I … Continue reading

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Serendipity Strikes Again

I think I may have found what I was looking for.  But I won’t know for certain for several months or maybe years.  Stumped?  I had to give up my search for a female homeopathic doctor who spoke English and I … Continue reading

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Empty the Cabinet

Despite being a democratic nation, the political system in France is worlds apart from that in the US.  A couple days ago, the French prime minister effectively dissolved the government and selected new post members at the request of France’s … Continue reading

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Bose

Perhaps the title says it all.  A Bose iPod docking station now takes center stage on my mantel.  Music fills and spills with classical trills and I have thrills. (u)   x(o)x

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Burning Daylight

I added a feature to my google calendar…the daily sunrise and sunset times.  Back around the summer solstice in June, sunrise was at 6:16 and sunset at 9:52.  It was light enough on my balcony at 10 pm to read … Continue reading

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Happy First Anniversary

More than one person has alluded to my single life as the book and movie Eat, Pray, Love.  On screen, Julia Roberts does a credible job of tackling Italian gelatos, Indian yoga retreats, and Indonesian island laissez-faire which results in love.  … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

“Most of us live life as a chore.”  This was one of the messages from Anita Moorjani’s talk Dying To Be Me.  In her words, we don’t begin to live life as the gift that it is until something drastically … Continue reading

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I’ll Think About That Tomorrow

It’s a lazy Sunday with a definite possibility of a nap.  (Celebrated until 2 a.m. Bordeaux time…had a lovely evening of wining, dining, and walking.)  I’ve visited the Sunday Chartrons market and had my desired produce hand selected by the … Continue reading

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Jewelry Box Dancer

She was about six years old.  Her simple blue dress was covered with a soft white sweater and she may have had on her Sunday shoes.  Long brown hair, brushed until every strand was in place, fell down her back … Continue reading

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The End of French Civilization

I just read a news story about a severe hazelnut shortage in Turkey, possibly causing a shortage or significant price increase in nutella.  Many frenchies, considering this a major disaster, can hardly stock up because there is no such thing as … Continue reading

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