Category Archives: Computers and Internet

The Big 5-Oh-Oh

Once upon a time…”Be gentle dear reader: this is my first blog.” That entry was dated January 9, 2007 – almost seven years and four months ago. Since then, there have been hundreds of stories – big and small, international … Continue reading

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Give the People What They Want: American Week at Lidl

Today is the last day of the latest round of ‘American Week’ at Lidl, my favorite discount grocer in FR. Month after month, year after year, the number 2 search topic for finding this little blog is someone typing a … Continue reading

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The Top 8 of Top 10s

My favorite Sunday paper supplement, Femina magazine, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. And to mark the occasion it took a poll of its readers and asked them to give their responses regarding events, cultural items, people and more of the … Continue reading

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Why Newmans of Leguevin?

Why not? Ringing in the new year, I decided to change the URL for this little blog. It’s now https://newmansofleguevin.wordpress.com; it used to be http://skinsphins.wordpress.com. Thankfully, WordPress made the switch about as easy as could be. Some background: Way, way, … Continue reading

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Twins: Derek Jeter and Us

For the only time in my life will I be able to compare myself to a professional baseball player. And not just any player, but Derek Jeter, The Captain. Why are we twins? Because both of us recently got our 3000th … Continue reading

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Survey Question: What do You Miss About Home?

In the Connexion, an English-language paper that I referenced in ‘Odd Stories From France,’ they wrote about a survey. The topic was ‘What would you miss if you moved away from the UK?’ A group polled Britons considering a move abroad … Continue reading

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Thanks For Stopping By

It’s a small milestone, but a milestone nonetheless.  Sometime today, our humble little blog received its 2000th visitor since migrating from MSN to the good folks here at WordPress. Keep checking us out as I’ll be adding stories and pix … Continue reading

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