Le 14 juillet 2017

Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Claude Monet, 1878, Musée d'Orsay (detail) Should I wish France Bonne Fête nationale or Joyeux 14 juillet or Bonne Bastille or ... just what?  Does it even matter?  I could sing La Marseillaise.  The bloody version or La Marseillaise de la Paix by Chanson plus bifluorée.  Bertrand of My Private Paris turned …

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Summer Vacation Day 2: Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones. I had a completely different idea for today's post. Then I took a break from writing and decided to take a hike. It was a stunningly beautiful June day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Blue skies, 72˚F, cool breeze blowing, quiet. I grabbed my camera, my purse, my walking shoes and set …

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