I just have to add another note about the kindness of the French people. Glen and I have decided to lighten our load and send home a couple boxes of clothes. I tried packing up a box we had in the apartment, but the tape was bad and the box was broken and it justContinue reading “More Niceness and This Time in Nice”
Category Archives: Uncategorized
Photos Are So Wonderful
These photos taken at different times (obviously) are so revealing. And the one of Joyce is one of my top 5 photos I have of my most wonderful wife. She usually hates these photos I love. Some of you know, as we have communicated privately with you, that we have decided to curtail this adventureContinue reading “Photos Are So Wonderful”
I have a few more words about Paris starting with the myth that the French are not friendly toward tourists, especially Americans. First, we found everyone in Paris to be supremely helpful and kind. Our first exposure to kindness was the taxi drivers in the cities. In my last post (Paris) I mentioned our firstContinue reading “Sweet Paris”
I have a few comparisons between Paris and some of our other “dwellings”… Birds. Canterbury had seagulls. Earlier this evening as Blair and I were walking back from our nightly gelato, I heard seagulls which I will forevermore connect with our time in Canterbury. Paris has pigeons. Lots of pigeons. Glen calls them rats withContinue reading “Balls”
Could There Be a Better Place to Say Goodbye?
Goodbye to what? Well, the details of that are quite numerous and complicated. The conceptual answer is so much more simple. First, I am so delighted this post follows Joyce’s glorious post of all of her and Blair’s adventures here in the City of Lights! I really take such great joy in hearing them talkContinue reading “Could There Be a Better Place to Say Goodbye?”
Cheers, England and Bonjour, Paris!
It’s been a whirlwind! I’d forgotten how much I love this city. Glen and I have not returned since the few days we stayed here on our honeymoon in…1989!!! Guess what?! Paris hasn’t changed in any discernible ways…or not in any major ways. I’d say it’s actually cleaner and even more pleasant than I rememberContinue reading “Cheers, England and Bonjour, Paris!”
Oh My. Goodbye.
This is always tough. We come to be fond of the places we “dwell”. We experience their shortcomings, but so far, all of those have been overcome by of all of the “longcomings”. (Writers have a lot of leeway in their use of words…right?) And when it comes down to it, the places are nice,Continue reading “Oh My. Goodbye.”
Joyce’s posts in general inspire me. They make me say, darn, I wished I’d said that. This post is my homage to her post “Watching and/or Listening”. It is so amazing and revealing of our existence here. So, if anyone now asks me what we are doing, I will simply point to that post. DeepContinue reading “Cheese Tasters”
Privilege, A Different Take on the Trip South
Joyce and I are both quite proud card carrying liberal club members. As such we struggle with the whole concept of privilege and where we fit in. Make no mistake, we both individually and as a couple have used our many privileges to even be doing what we do. And it is an ongoing struggleContinue reading “Privilege, A Different Take on the Trip South”
Well, we went north. We went east. We went west. We had to go south. Today we headed to the south toward the coast through the villages and never hit a highway. I’ll tell the story of our day through the photos. You’ll notice it was a dreary day, but the temperature stayed a balmyContinue reading “Going South”