Category Archives: News and politics

The Last Road-trip: Nerac – Home of an Henri IV Chateau

Hello gentle readers. After another 3-month gap, I’m back with the story of my last road-trip in France. It was a bright and sunny afternoon (he says, winking at the obvious reference) in the wonderful month of October. The last … 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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Road Rage: French Style

Bear with me: I’ll get to the road rage part in a little while. But first, you need a set-up. A Meal That Simply Wasn’t Meant to Be: Saturday night rolls around and it’s time to get dinner going. We … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Be, Um, ‘Kidding’ Me

I was going to go with a ‘truer’ word than ‘kidding’ but this is a family-friendly blog. You see, the reason for this mini-post is something I noticed in last Friday’s International NY Times. (Honestly, I preferred it when it … Continue reading

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Five Days, 40 Flight Hours, and More than 20,000 Miles

I recently had the opportunity to participate in the last of four ‘route proving’ trips for Airbus’ new A350 XWB. Leaving early on Saturday morning, we headed first to Doha, Qatar. Scenically, this was the best trip: we flew over Sardinia and … Continue reading

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Even the Little Kids Speak French

When I return to the US, I tell folks that the people here are so smart that even the little kids speak French. Then I read an article in yesterday’s NYT where the author, that after a year of ‘intense … 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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