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Christine Webb-Curtis
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Writer and Francophile
Writer and Francophile

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Love Urgently, Live Brilliantly
Second son Pat (l), husband Phil, and youngest son Sam (r)   Today is the beginning of my 70th year. A big deal no matter how you look at it. No matter who's looking. It's hard to avoid musing on the past and the future. Not in an ordered way, but rather as...
Love Urgently, Live Brilliantly
Love Urgently, Live Brilliantly
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Too Much Information
Our youngest son, Sam, works at the Sacramento Zoo with animals in the Interpretive Center (IC), which include, generally, animals not able to be on display in the regular part of the Zoo, but many of which are shared with the public through walks around th...
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iPhone Iconoclast
Max has pride of place Last evening, Max really wanted to go outside after dark.  Usually I can dissuade him by inviting him onto my lap.  This time, he didn't seem open to such dissuasion.  As a result, quite methodically, he used his paw to gracefully swi...
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Blue
I believe others consider me predictable.  I'm not unkind.  I know the napkin and fork go to the left of the plate and the knife and spoon to the right--knife on the inside, of course, blade toward the plate.  I treat our animals well.  I'm usually good for...
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Le bonheur
From time to time in the last several months, I find myself suddenly overcome with a feeling of " le bonheur" or "happiness."  I can't really explain it and I especially can't ever explain the timing of these feelings. I might be walking around the block, w...
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Father's Day Commandments
Today is my first Father's Day without a father of my own.  It's just one more opportunity for me to conjure up some good memories.  And that's easy to do.  Recently, I came across Dad's hand-written Ten Commandments and sent them to my siblings.  My brothe...
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Final Days in France
Dad in Nantes, France, 2008 I admit that my last post in October left my readers somewhat up in the air about the rest of the France story--not to mention the many months since.  Briefly, just before leaving Canet-Plage (south of France on the Mediterranean...
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Au Revoir, Méditerranée
After spending almost two weeks waking up to the sunrise over the water, we head north for Paris and parts west--far west. From our balcony, sunrise over the Mediterranean Our apartment is just above entrance with green tablecloth Seaside walk in front of o...
Au Revoir, Méditerranée
Au Revoir, Méditerranée
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Elne
Southwest from Canet-Plage is the town of Elne.  Like Canet, there's the beach Elne and the town Elne--each separated from the other but joined in municipality and in history.  Elne was the capital of Roussillon in antiquity. And its cathedral--built in the...
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Elne
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