Month: June 2015

Rethinking Pink

I had an epiphany the other day. Well, kind of an epiphany. Let me explain. I was at a local hospital for a CT scan of my sinuses. And I was lying on the sliding-bed-thingie, and the technician was moving it back and forth, as they do. Then she disappeared into the back room, and …

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Summer Reading

Since we came back from France, I’ve been reading. A lot. I hardly read for the month we were away. When we were in Paris, I started a book by Laura Lippman, whose writing I usually like. It’s about two teens, who were convicted of abducting and killing a child when they were thirteen. The …

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We’re Back From France and There’s Gonna Be Laundry… and Shopping

If you’re not Canadian you probably didn’t get the reference in my title; it’s a riff on the title of the one-woman show by Canadian comic Sandra Shamus… My Boyfriend’s Back and There’s Gonna Be Laundry. (Which is itself a riff on that fifties song, “My Boyfriend’s Back,” by The Angels.) Tough talking, often profane, but soooo funny, …

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Provence and Sunshine… Our Ongoing Journey Through France

Finally, finally two weeks into our trip to France, we arrived in Provence, and encountered sunshine and warmer temperatures. It was even hot one day. Ahhhh. That felt good. The best thing about staying in self-catered accommodation is the freedom it allows. Once settled into our little stone cottage overlooking a vineyard, we could wake up a …

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