Category Archives: Games

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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The Lovely Missus is Trying to Kill Me

But luckily, our neighbor stopped her. A little background: About 10 days ago, our area was hit by hurricane force winds over the course of a couple of days. Naturally, it wreaked havoc on our satellite TV. After a couple … Continue reading

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Super Boule XCVI

Yesterday was a holiday here in FR. To celebrate, the local petanque club hosted a grand tournament. Teams from all over the area competed on a day that was at times bright and sunny, at other times stormy. I was … 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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More Fun French Facts in the News

Yesterday, I brought to your attention some current events. But we’ll start off today’s entry with a two-part story from 75 years ago. “Where was TSA?” We subscribe to the International Herald Tribune, the so-called ‘global edition’ of the NY … 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┬áprofessional 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┬ápolled Britons considering a move abroad … Continue reading

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