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Listen Closely Because It Will Answer Back

“She loved that house very much.  Whenever we returned to it, from far or near, she grew excited, filled with high spirits.  “Soon we’ll be home!” she would say, and once arrived she would add, “Here we are, we’re home!” … Continue reading

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Violet Writes about Living in Paris, 1904

“This is far & away the most beautiful town I’ve ever seen.  I love the great open places (like Place de la Concorde) surrounded by fine buildings & monuments & flooded by light & air & sun.  The long look … Continue reading

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Climbing the Walls in Billings, Montana

Yes, I admit it.  I climbed the walls.  But it was only to fetch down these darling vintage hats that were just out of reach.  Some talented volunteer at this particular thrift shop in Billings, Montana had created a lovely … Continue reading

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time for a cigarette, fabric district, Montmartre Paris

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Street Lamp beside Notre Dame, Paris

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Calling the French arrogant is a little like saying Romans speak Italian

“It was, Bill Ernst said, a breach of the rules, but he thought the Peruvian officials were going a little hard on the French.  They should be disqualified for that day’s diving, but not for the entire competition. A Chilean … Continue reading

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The Charms of Staying in Nicholas’s Room

I just got back from spending the weekend in Colorado Springs with my brother Paul and his family.  My 7-year-old nephew Nicholas let me sleep in his room and he moved across the hall to sleep in his older brother’s room … Continue reading

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