Monthly Archives: July 2015

Go Set A Watchman

I am not going to say a word about the story that Harper Lee wrote before penning To Kill A Mockingbird. I will say that it is a quick read, I liked it, and I’m glad I read it. It seems … Continue reading

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Medieval Périgueux

I boarded an early train for Périgueux, a medium-sized city in the Périgord region of southwest France. With both a medieval and gallo-roman past, authenticated by timbered houses, cobbled alleys, and ancient walls, Périgueux also boasts the St. Front Cathedral, … Continue reading

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Bon Fête National

The quais were packed with people and for a change, very few dogs, for last night’s fireworks show. I had fun with my camera and I like the look so I’m sharing. (u) x(o)x

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Fun Food Facts

Sort of like Sheldon’s Fun with Flags episodes, here are some observations: my eggs are brown and sometimes they have feathers attached; vegetable produce at the market always has dirt on it; milk doesn’t have to be refrigerated and it has … Continue reading

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Facebook Dilemma

My Facebook wandering has gotten out of control. There are too many inconsequential posts followed by too many meaningless validation comments. I wade through my home page like a person drowning at sea because I keep hoping for a life … Continue reading

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Agora des Arts

Last Sunday was Bordeaux’s 13th annual Agora competition. The purpose is to encourage, highlight, and reward local artists with a one day “en plein air” assignment to draw or paint a canvas according to a theme. There were about 50 … Continue reading

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iTunes

I have about 6,750 music selections with a playing duration of slightly more than 19 days on my personal iTunes account. The type A portion of my personality is organizing the songs alphabetically, playing them in some semblance of order, … Continue reading

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CPAM

Just returned from the CPAM office which is the place to go if you want a Carte Vitale which puts you into the French healthcare system. If successful, not only would I be able to go to any hospital for … Continue reading

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The Spa in Sedona

It’s been two months since my visit to Sedona and the memories keep lighting up like fireflies in a summer twilight. Every day things become special there…sharing contraband breakfast pastries, luxuriating in a bubble bath, window shopping in town and … Continue reading

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Musings

Friday was the last day of school and if my typical Sunday plein air marché is any indication, about half of the Bordelaise population has taken off to the country for their two month summer break. The marché was crowded, … Continue reading

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