End of Year Buzz

Everyone’s talking about the unseasonable weather. Too hot, too cold, no snow, too much rain. Here in eastern France, after a glorious autumn and then a first snowfall that was properly timed and then quickly melted, it’s been warm. So warm, in fact, that a few of the bees under the eaves left their protective…

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Comfort Zones

I’d be the first to admit that my knowledge of tequilas is mainly limited to the stuff I did in shot form back in college in the tradition of salt on the hand and lick (to kill the taste), toss back the shot (grimace), bite the lime (to kill the taste). I haven’t spent much…

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Light Show

We’re north of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.   The place we’re staying is directly on a small beach. Well, ‘small’ is probably the wrong word.   It doesn’t have a poetic name, it doesn’t have majestic cliffs, it doesn’t have any fancy restaurants or hotels or activities.   It’s just a regular, small, coastal beach…

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Shadows and Light

An unexpectedly glorious evening drew me out for a sunset run this week. I got out while the sun was still peeking over the Jura, creating sharp divisions between gold-drenched light and the shadows below. These two fellows up on the hill were in high spirits, and stopped what they were doing to watch me…

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