Category Archives: Hobbies

Was It Something I Didn’t Say?

A few months back, I messed up the medial collateral ligament in my left knee. My kine – physical therapist – told me that riding a bike would be better for healing my knee than would walking. So unless it’s … Continue reading

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Lil’ Ville of Pibrac

Way back in ought-eleven (a real number), I wrote a blog entry entitled Lil’ Ville of Leguevin, where I had some details and photos of our then-hometown. Now that we’ve returned to France and are living in a different town, … Continue reading

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What it Something I Said?

Part 1. One morning, a couple of Saturdays ago, the missus and I were lounging around reading the news when the doorbell rang. (Note: our ‘chime’ is the opening notes to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.) I go downstairs, open the door, … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Or…why the Leguevin baseball team is called the Duckies. Before we first moved to France, way back in ought-six, M’s British colleagues told how much we were going to enjoy the weather of Toulouse. “It’s so sunny,” they would enthuse. … Continue reading

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Th-th-that’s (Nearly) All Folks

Hello. It’s been a while (3+ months) since the last entry. There’s a reason for that: we¬†moved…back to the US. Our 8-1/2 year stay in France started out in 2006 as a 3-year gig, but it kept being extended as … Continue reading

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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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An American in Panto: Redux

Last year at this time I wrote about how – for the first time ever – I performed on stage. I had a nice, small part – just 6-8 lines and that was perfect. And I was hooked. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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