Tag Archives: Nimes

Upon Retirement

When I first met her I thought that she must be one of those mysterious Eastern European women we always used to see in those Cold War spy movies. She had these high cheekbones and maybe, just maybe, she was … Continue reading

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Hockey Night in Nimes

It’s not true that I take my skates everywhere I go; it just seems that way to my wife Brenda. The big question when we first contemplated the teaching exchange was whether I would find any ice thereabouts. At least … Continue reading

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A Villa in Nimes

Marco Polo I am not. However, I had hitchhiked all over Canada, worked in Alberta on a couple of occasions. Done the Eurail pass thing and even played hockey in Scotland. But I had been young, single and carefree. Those … Continue reading

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French Connection

My friend Chris always chuckles when I finish up every story about my year spent in the south of France with a shake of my head and the exclamation, “God, how I suffered.” Not all of the time, mind you. … Continue reading

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Memoires

France , of course, has been in the news lately. What this has done has brought back memories of my year in France. It was 1995-96 and it was a teaching exchange. If it was a trip then it was … Continue reading

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