Monthly Archives: November 2011

Another Creature Feature

It’s Thanksgiving in the US. Here in the south of FR, it’s just a foggy, grey Thursday. So it’s as good a time as any to post a story about critters. “Not Quite a Bull in a China Shop.” Nope, … Continue reading

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Back Again to Cathar Country

About a month ago, we were having a beautiful October day, so I decided to take a drive. But where to go? Then I saw a pamphlet on the kitchen table: “Discover 20 sites of the Cathar Country.” The sites are … Continue reading

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A Pinch More of This, A Dash More of That

Additional randomicity: “A-t-il vous plu?” “Have you liked it?” FR people ask me that when I say that we’ve lived here for more than five years. “Si nous ne l’aimaient pas, nous ne serions pas encore là,” or “If we didn’t … Continue reading

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A Little of This, A Little of That

Random – and I do mean random – observations: “What’s in a Name?” Recently, the lovely missus received a flyer in the mail from Sephora, a cosmetics company for which she has a ‘loyalty card.’ The address and her name were … Continue reading

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An Article in Better Taste

In the prior story – read at your own hasard – I wrote about something I literally couldn’t stomach. Today’s story is an effort to counteract that story. A couple of weeks ago, the 12th annual Salon Vins et Terroirs … Continue reading

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Not if it was the Last Thing in Any Kitchen in All of the World

So this morning D and I are up at the Sunday marche and I’m at my next-to-last (‘penultimate’ if you’re feeling particularly literate) stop: the charcutier. I order a small boite (plastic container) of fritons, little pieces of dried duck … Continue reading

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Czech Republic – Part 2: Moravia

I know I said in the last entry – Czech Republic – Part 1: Prague – that I wanted/hoped to publish this entry soon, but…an infected email account and working overtime put an end to that well-intentioned plan. So without … Continue reading

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