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Month: December 2017

Best attitude possible, that will be good enough

Good intentions precede the making of resolutions and swearing of oaths. Several years, I set out again on one of my frequent get-in-shape missions. Starting January 2, I went to the community center and lifted weights, used the stair-stepper, and swam. Boy, did I feel great. Tired and great. Then,…

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Christmas alone and not alone

The feeling started shortly after I went out to meet a friend on Saturday, an itching in the bronchi. By Saturday night, I had a cough. Sunday morning, I was really feeling fatigued and slow. Monday came and I was in the full throes of the flu. My head pounded…

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Tourists infest churches, a pilgrimage story

We left the Hotel du Commerce in Bar-sur-Seine and started on the road back toward Koblenz and Ivo’s house. Beyond hills of the Champagne, the landscape opened again into Kansas-like plains and rolling hills covered with wheat and corn fields to the horizon. The French villages, like those we had…

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