Category Archives: Health and wellness

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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Back in Trouble

It’s been a while since I last entered a story. The reason: I seriously messed up my back five weeks ago. Yes, five expletive-deleted weeks ago. Here’s how it happened, as I related to my older son, J, a couple … Continue reading

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Thoughts After a Visit to the US

We recently spent a couple of weeks in US, using NoVA as a launching point. Here are few random observations: “Flying the Friendly Skies.” D and I get on our plane going from Toulouse to Paris and one of the … Continue reading

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How to Telephone God

In yesterday’s story on Castelnau de Montmiral, I wrote about how pretty the town is, how it merits its selection as one of the Plus Beaux Villes de France. With today being a religious holiday in FR – Ascension Day – … Continue reading

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That

Just a couple of stories about recent events: “Beaucoup Felicitations!” Last month, a friend and colleague of M’s came over with his wife, Dorothy, and their grown-up daughter, Jessie. Having taken part in several visits put on by Elyse the … Continue reading

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Springtime at Chez Newman…

And the flowers are everywhere. We rent our place.  But before they moved out, the owners put in zillions of flowers and flowering bushes and trees.  So every springtime, we’re treated to a season-long display of color. And while I … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Living

Someone I know very well back in the US recently spent three days, two nights in a hospital.  A couple of MRIs were run and so were a couple of CAT scans.  No IVs were needed and neither were any … Continue reading

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