Getting Medical Care in France

This post is about our experience with the French health system. We have not stayed in France longer than three weeks at a time, give or take a couple of days. So we cannot talk about long term interaction with the French medical system. Wonderful as it is,¬†being in France does not¬†protect you from colds,… Continue reading Getting Medical Care in France

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Rotation of Champagne

In 2012 my wife and I spent our vacation in France, staying a week each in Alsace, Champagne, and Paris. One day we took a winery tour at the Moet-Chandon headquarters in Epernay. A great tour, we highly recommend it. One of the interesting things we saw was a machine that is programmed to rotate… Continue reading Rotation of Champagne

A Tranquil Confidence: Four Women of the Belle Epoque

  I want to share with you an appreciation for the paintings of Marie-Therese Durand-Ruel by Renoir; Elisabeth, Countess Greffulhe, by De Laszlo; and two others, Lady Richmond and Jane de Glehn, by Sargent. To me they represent an essential characteristic of the civilization they lived in: a tranquil confidence. The Renoir picture of the… Continue reading A Tranquil Confidence: Four Women of the Belle Epoque