Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise

To be honest I had never heard of this town in northern France until a few months ago when I opened my new (used) Michelin map of Pas-de-Calais. Renata and I were eagerly planning the next leg of our staged pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela ('taking the long way home') and St. Pol presented itself … Continue reading Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise

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(Belated) Christmas Greetings

Today is Epiphany and Christmas is finally over.  We spent some hours taking the tree and all the decorations down.  For all my readers, here is a belated Christmas greeting that Renata and I put together on one wild day of shooting and editing in London. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx0ZGeXvIRY    

Random II

Uxbridge bus station exchange: Three women animatedly speaking Polish. A young man has had enough and approaches them: "Speak f*cking English!" he says loudly. The women stop, quietly sizing him up together. Then they turn back to each other and one says to the others, but loud enough for all to hear: "F*cking English." They … Continue reading Random II

When the Commies Came to Play

The year, I'm guessing, was 1973.  And it must have been late in the year because I remember the threat of rain throughout the day; Brasilia's dry season had come and gone. At the Summer Olympics the year before, the USA men's basketball team had suffered a controversial and ignominious defeat at the hands of … Continue reading When the Commies Came to Play