Monthly Archives: July 2012

Saturday at Sathonay

Over the next several posts you may notice a French theme laced throughout our stories, for good reason. Our plan to “get out of Dodge” (see the previous story called “Taken for Granite,”) landed us in the beautiful city of … Continue reading

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The Art of Trickery

Illusion is a distortion of the senses. The brain picks up visual cues that are recognizable, instantly fitting them into familiar patterns. In a flash, it issues a report about what’s going on. The brain fills in the blanks. Normally, … Continue reading

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Bocce Bale 2012

Many people have asked us over the years, “How did that fantastic international game of Bocce Bale ever get started, anyway?” Well . . . once upon a time . . . three years ago, we were out on our … Continue reading

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Sting Operation

Gordon Matthew Sumner wore a favorite black and yellow striped shirt so often, that a friend finally blurted out that he looked like a bee. The nickname stuck. You might know him better today as Sting. We’ve always enjoyed his … Continue reading

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The Ahhh Factor

Every once in a while we run across an absolute gem—something completely unexpected that makes us breathe a collective, “Ahhhh!” In early June we encountered such a gem: a lovely bed and breakfast in Ronchamp, called La Maison D’hôtes du … Continue reading

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