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40 years

It feels as if it was only yesterday that we met on this dull afternoon when I was sitting on the floor arranging pictures for a photo exhibition I planned to do but wasn’t too excited about and when Parvin … Continue reading

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The rocket engineer

-A flashback- In the early 60s, when I was a young boy, the space age had begun; rockets were the big thing; so I built rockets, little rockets, model rockets. The typical “appeal” of rockets, the noise, the fire, the … Continue reading

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Letting go

-Remembering my skiing career and contemplating the aging process – It was not only summers we spent in France.  We were young, and each Christmas and Easter-holidays we would go skiing. I learned to ski late in my mid 20s.  It … Continue reading

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Paddling in France

 This was our boat in all those summers in la belle France. A little 4.5 m = 14¾ inch whitewater canoe with a canvas cover and spray skirts. The Loire is a beautiful river in northern France that can carry … Continue reading

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In vino veritas

– You can drink the wine, or you can drink the price of it – * * * More of our summers in la belle France when we were young.  When we were there the poppies were always blooming in Provence. … Continue reading

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French summers

– Memories of holidays in France – As a boy, dreaming of a wonderful purpose of my life and feeling the apparently so uniquely masculine fascination with problem solving in general and with science, physics, and machines in particular, I … Continue reading

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Mountains on my mind

– Memories of many adventures in the mountains – Once again the year’s mountain season is coming to an end for us. While the old snow is finally barely gone the next can fall any day now. Soon we’ll head … Continue reading

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