Monday, September 1, 2014
"Une fois de plus, la justice doit s’acheter avec le sang des hommes …. Dans cette nuit sans égale s’achèvent quatre ans d’une histoire monstrueuse et d’une lutte indicible ….Mais la paix reviendra sur cette terre éventrée …. Mais cette paix ne nous trouvera pas oublieux…. "
"Once again, justice must be bought with the blood of men ... in this unparalleled night come to an end four years of monstrous history and unspeakable struggle ... But peace will return to this destroyed earth. But this peace will not find us forgetful." - Albert Camus (1913-1960) French writer, in an editorial in the french newspaper Combat, August 25, 1944.
Below Albert Camus (in white shirt, center, holding a glass of wine) with his team at the newspaper Combat. Photo courtesy Rene Saint-Paul.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Paris ! Paris outragé ! Paris brisé ! Paris martyrisé ! Mais Paris libéré ! Libéré, par son peuple, avec le concours des armées de la France …." (Paris! Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated! Freed by its people, with the support of the French Army ...) Below are photos and postcards of that historic day (courtesy Mairie de Paris.) (Click on collage to enlarge.)
Monday, August 18, 2014
Destination St Pierre et Miquelon, part one, then part two, and part three, and lastly the final part. Below are some pictures I took while at St Pierre et Miquelon where the hilly Appalachian terrain can be seen.
here to have a look.
It must have rained in Georgia while we were away as our plants in containers looked gorgeous. Also some unknown mushrooms sprout up outside the kitchen window. Anyone knows what type they are? Good to eat?
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Wikipedia - List of doping cases in sport. If you click on A for Armstrong, you will see that his name is there but also names of athletes convicted of doping in swimming, boxing, water polo, cricket, wrestling, weightlifting, drag racing, tennis, football (soccer,) shooting, rugby, volley ball, ski jumping, auto racing, American footbal, baseball, boccia, etc. and this list is just for the athletes whose names start with the letter A! Using this same logic as for the Tour de France then people should not be watching football, soccer, baseball and tennis anymore. How about drugs used by musicians, writers, actors etc.? Same logic applies - no more listening to music, reading books or going to the movies? I don't think so but it's the same analogy, isn't it? But there may be other views and opinions on this subject, and that is fine with me.
here to see it. They used my photo for their article. My post on the pass trail was much longer (as usual) than their story. A copy of the magazine was courteously sent to me so I could see my picture.
Woman reading in a garden, by Peder Severin Kroyer, Danish, 1851-1909