Writer’s note: for this story to work, the reader must be very familiar with ...

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Montpellier, 2021. A note from me to Catherin and Jade. It’s important to keep ...

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There’s no doubt about what you are getting here. ...

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You don’t see a lot of Ford pickup trucks here. ...

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Pharmacie whose marquee sign advertised covid tests. ...

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Alexandria, maybe 1982, a note from my mother to me and Dennis. ...

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Place de la Comédie ...

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There was the usual Saturday morning protest at the Place de la Comédie, and ...

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The carnage of the day after. ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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In all our years in France we have never bought a blue tarp. Hard ...

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Jade and Catherine. ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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New Year’s Eve ...

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Christmas morning crepes with Catherine and Kieran ...

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Last minute gift wrapping ...

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Andre’s tapestry ...

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The last of the Swiss bought jalapeno peppers. ...

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Loki in the window ...

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The kids have mostly been going to school, but for a few days they ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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All hail the open water/cold water swimmer… ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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Catherine and Annie ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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In and around Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert ...

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The next day: out to dinner, outside, with the gang. ...

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He plays the guitar, sails, builds. A great guy. ...

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November, 2021: leaving Chur to move back to Montpellier. Photo by Andras. ...

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More move madness. ...

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Last day in the apartment. Note the Easy to Swig in the Shower cognac ...

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The bamboo cup for coffee, water, wine, and whiskey. ...

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I was at an overlook when I noticed the wet, determined biker. ...

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View of the vineyards. ...

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Rainwater downspout drop zone. ...

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Hiker taking in the view. ...

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Summer is officially over ...

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This cloud formation looked like something from a volcano. ...

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Early evening, looking northeast ...

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A strange cloud formation with a jet moving from right to left ...

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Looking west a few nights ago ...

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One last view from another window, early morning, looking North. ...

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If you like wearing loden coats, deer heads over fireplaces, and yodeling, Schoepf is ...

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Many buildings here have bomb shelters. They’ve usually been repurposed into underground parking, although ...

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12 September was the last day the outdoor (unheated) pool Freiband Sand was open. ...

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Chur now has a dedicated coffee roaster. Haven’t tried them. Miss Peet’s French Roast. ...

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What stood out was the new copper downspout. ...

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Building sign (for a dentist). ...

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I like this low rise apartment building: the colors, the material, the lines, the ...

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Things you can do with concrete and iron. ...

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