Monthly Archives: September 2011

It Takes a Neighborhood…

To change a tire. Friday, D had a friend over who spent the night. Yesterday afternoon, his friend’s mom shows up to pick him up. When she gets here, she notices that her right rear tire is flat. She says, … Continue reading

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Journees du Patrimoine 2011

Journees du Patrimoine, or Heritage Days, make up one of my more favorite weekends. Each September, FR opens up places that are normally closed to the public or are in private hands. (Actually, these heritage days are a European initiative, but … Continue reading

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Salut tout le monde! Ayons une fĂȘte de quartier!

According to Google Translate, that’s how you would say, “Hey everyone! Let’s have a block party!” And so on a warm and windy Saturday night, about 40 people from our neighborhood had a block party. The excuse given – as … Continue reading

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Chincoteague, Monticello, and Richmond

As I wrote in the previous entry, we recently spent some time in Virginia. We experienced the earthquake – D and I were at George Mason University in a second-floor room with floor-to-ceiling windows at the time – but at … Continue reading

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Creature Feature

Recently, we’ve been having fun (sometimes not so much fun) with critters. “I Don’t Think They had ‘Misty’ in Mind.” Every summer, when we return to the US for our annual home visit, we go to Chincoteague, VA. We like … Continue reading

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