Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Christmas bulb tree

We have a few trees in the Greater Daglan Area that look for all the world as if they’ve been decorated for Christmas — hung with bright orange bulbs. It’s taken us a while to figure out what the tree … Continue reading

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Taking on the Mammoth Duck

Since time immemorial, giant duck-related creatures have rumbled through the valleys and over the hills of the Greater Daglan Area. There was Triduckotrops of course,  and Canardasaurus Rex, and even the Greater Wooly Mammoth Duck. Okay, I’m making up that … Continue reading

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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Congratulations if you recognize the title as belonging to a melancholy short story by Ernest Hemingway, in which a tipsy old man is reluctant to leave a café late at night. Halfway through the story, one of the waiters says … Continue reading

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We slice, we dice…

Early each December, France is plastered with posters and banners promoting the Téléthon — an event that’s so well known that the posters actually convey very little detailed information about it. I think it’s just one of those things you’re … Continue reading

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