Monthly Archives: May 2010

The blog this time

I am not sure why we have been so lackadaisical about the blog (and photos) this trip. Maybe it is the pace of small-village life. Maybe it was the bug that knocked me down. I have meditated on these issues, … Continue reading

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The contemplative

So, we have been down for a couple of days with some sort of bug that’s left us feeling tired and listless, among other symptoms. Our medicines from the pharmacy in Cormatin treated the symptoms, but not the root cause, … Continue reading

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Village life

The big news in Ameugny this year is street signs, and, indeed, street names. Previously, mail needed only have the name of the person and the town, and Madame Postmistress would unerringly deliver in her bright yellow Postes mini-truck. But … Continue reading

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Cees and Sue: really hyperlocal bloggers

Cees Van Halderen and and Sue Nixon are partners and one-time engineers who both decided to exit the rat race of gainful corporate employment for something really different. Cees (pronounced ‘Case’) found his decision hastened by the bankruptcy of the … Continue reading

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First LINUX, now CLUNIX

There is a ‘CafĂ© Biologique” in Cluny, the nearest big town to Ameugny, an aging hippy hangout that serves an excellent lunch. We joined the locals for dejeuner today (the place was packed)’ and, in the process, I discovered Cluny’s … Continue reading

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Three miles

As mentioned, we came to Ameugny last year strong (for me) and left weaker, thanks to an incidence of brain swelling. We arrived this year weaker, but are hoping to leave stronger. At home we’d been doing 1.5-mile walks daily … Continue reading

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M. Arscott, le Photographe

Friend David Arscott arrived last week with a new camera, a Canon DSLR with an amazing zoom range stuffed into a stubby, maybe 2-inch deep lens package. David took perhaps a thousand photos of Ameugny (I don’t think I exaggerate) … Continue reading

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