Tag Archives: May 8th

Democracy at ground level

If you’ve been paying the least bit of attention to the news, you already know that yesterday, Emmanuel Macron was elected the next President of France. There is already a ton, more or less, of commentary and analysis available. But … Continue reading

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V-E Day 2015: Damp but dignified

We’ve been having a bit of stormy weather. This morning, a rain-with-lightning storm woke us up before dawn, including a particularly vicious clap of thunder at almost exactly 6 a.m., seemingly right over our house. This did not bode well … Continue reading

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