Christmas music …

Christmas day we went to a small “Reformed Church” in the Clichy area of Paris to hear the Choir of the Monastery of the Trinity Saint-Alexander Nevsky, the ancient monastery of the Tsars in Saint Petersburg. It was a simple church, little ornamentation, a large pine cross in the center of the nave. The choir […]

L comes to town…

LP  came a few days before Christmas. She and Renee have been girlfriends since 1975. 
 
 We walked the streets and visited museums during the days.

 

We put Lauren’s (Renee’s daughter) flowers on our “Christmas Tree.”   and entertained friends of friends that neither of us knew who turned out to be great company.

We took the Metro (subway)        […]

Experience vs consumption …

After Renée finished her language class in Villefranche sur Mer we drove to Carpentras in Provence to spend 3 days with friends from California. Even Bakke and his wife Marie-Caroline Paillard-Bakke had bought a winery in La Barroux at the foot of Mt. Ventoux.  It is an old winery in the middle of a beautiful valley facing the mountain
Even is convinced […]

Champagne and Oysters …

Champagne and oysters …
He said … It has been three weeks since arriving in Paris. The first thing I want to write about happened last Sunday. It was a great day and a turning point in being here. I had been extremely disappointed with the apartment. In a nutshell, it was great space - 1200 […]

Leaving home

He said … My turn. Packed my bags and headed to Paris. Arrived and into the apartment on Blvd St. Germain. Got there to find that 3 of the 4 bags we had shipped arrived. Spent the day putting clothes away, buying toilet paper and spacing out, looking out the window at the rain.
 She said […]