Dog Days

We’re in the middle of a significant heat wave here in eastern France – the French call it la canicule, a word which has at its root a reference to a celestial body other than the sun. Between July 3 and August 11, the star Sirius rises almost in conjunction with the sun – and…

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Sky, Painted or Clear

I don’t have much to say today. It’s been a week of uplifting news, it’s been a week of bad news. Like most weeks, I guess. We are settling into our first major heat wave of summer here. Temperatures pushed the planned evening walk later and later until we only left once the sun had…

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