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What now for France?


The images from across the ocean have been painful: an office room, its floor covered with blood and papers; the arc of iron latticework at the Eiffel Tower’s base, framed around two soldiers, patrolling with semi-automatic weapons; massive crowds, marching for their very freedom of speech. There is no justification for terrorism. Not ever.  But…

1 walk into Aix, 2 epiphanies


We returned to our apartment in Aix-en-Provence from Paris faced with the usual grave decision of the day: What shall we eat?  So, with cupboard bare, we headed to the smaller daily market at Place Richelme on a Wednesday, when the biggest outdoor markets don’t open. This led to my first epiphany of the day:…