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Bruce Gunia
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As my blog says, I'm a highly opinionated, trombone playing retired civil servant living in France.
As my blog says, I'm a highly opinionated, trombone playing retired civil servant living in France.

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The Night I Almost Killed Someone
Me in my Phoenix uniform    It’s been a long time since I posted anything to this blog, partly because we’ve been preoccupied with looking for a place to live but mostly I just didn’t feel like it. What’s been going on in the US this past year is, to say th...
The Night I Almost Killed Someone
The Night I Almost Killed Someone
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Quoi de neuf, docteur?
                     For
the last couple of months I've been spending Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Département
d'Etudes de Français Langue Etrangère, (French for Foreigners) at the
University of Bordeaux 3 in Pessac.   This past Wednesday was the fi...
Quoi de neuf, docteur?
Quoi de neuf, docteur?
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Urbie Green
              Sometime during high school I picked up a
copy of 21 Trombones , 2 LP's of Urbie Green and 20 "of the world's
greatest trombone players."   I
played it when I needed inspiration to practice, which was almost always, and
wore the grooves out of...

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Confessions Of A Jerry Lewis Fan
              The Cannes film festival was a couple of
weeks ago and I was not invited for the 6oth consecutive year. They did,
however, give Jerry Lewis some kind of award and an article in the New York
Times had the obligatory quote from a French critic, ...

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I Left My Phone In Barcelona
                        When
you've worked for the FBI, you come to accept that people sometimes expect you
to possess powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Sometimes I
expected it myself, at least in hindsight. But among friends I've heard, ...
I Left My Phone In Barcelona
I Left My Phone In Barcelona
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Bleepless In Barcelona
            Okay,
now that the bitching about street thieves has been taken care of, I can tell
you some good things about Barcelona. First of all, if you want to make a city
look even better, put it on a large body of water like the Gulf of Mexico or Medit...

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Trombone 102, Are You Man Enough?
Melba Liston              My
last post was about the trombone studio recital at the Conservatoire in Bordeaux and some of the difficulties these young
kids were going to face in wrestling with their new horn. The group included a
number of girls and this po...

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