Being Present to the Moment

  Being present to the moment- To the kaleidoscope of emotions, To the ever present play of light and darkness in the chasm. Sitting still in the pregnant space... waiting without hurried expectation.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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One Moment to the Next

(Photo by Yann)                 [Author: French la Vie]
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92 Strong

My MIL rode on the back of Yann's motorcycle when she was 89. Climbed a mountain in the French Alps that I don't think I could do now. People asked if we were sisters ten years ago. My MIL hasn't any wrinkles on her face and hasn't had botox. the list could go on and on... We walked five miles on the beach today. Amazing will power.                Related Stories Chez Paul in Paris 13 rue CharonneFrench WaysA Beach in Normandy  [Author: French la Vie]
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Chez Paul in Paris 13 rue Charonne

  When I first arrived in Paris, Chez Paul was near our apartment. On special occasion we would go there for dinner and have a glass of wine and a bowl of vegetable soup. That was all we could afford, not that it was expensive but we didn't have much money to spend. Over the last thirty some years we kept going back to our favorite place... our orders grew. Yet Chez Paul has remained the same, down to the fixed telephone and the servers.     "On the menu – Simple products – fresh and seasonal...
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Dinner with Special Friends

      Not everyone was invited to the dinner of peas, pasta, fish and yogurt.  Only a selected few.  Cinnabun, Baabaa, Aaron’s stuffed animal that somehow did not make it back his home, Chien, Bear, Panda, and Bun. A rather large group of introverts were scooped up, carried haphazardly to sit on the table.                    Related Stories The Pied PiperFlying a KiteOn Your Mark…  [Author: French la Vie]
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Lucky Day

Chelsea’s mother in law was walking across the yard  when she noticed between her toes was a four leaf clover. May luck find you, and stick with you.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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The Heart

  The voice of compassion speaks from a wounded heart. A heart that knows the price of love. Is the one that understands that love does not need to be perfect to be good.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Family Photos from Sacha

        Ten years ago Sacha went to my hometown to do a gap year. He stayed with my mom, while attending Senior year in the high school. Do you remember that? He was happy to spend time with his cousins.  Last weekend he returned for a wedding of a cousin. ---- Two hunks going to the wedding Joe (My brother Mat and Sister in Law Shelley's son and Sacha.)       Marie (Joe's sister,) Sacha and my Sister in Law Shelley. As out family is sooooooooooo big not everyone is invited to weddings. I kid...
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Today He Said My Name

During dinner this evening Gabriel called me Vavie. He has been calling me O. E. Though this evening he called me the name I called my Grandmothers and that my children call my mom. Today the tradition continues. He was so cute after he said Vavie  he whispered O. E. a few times  and then he smiled.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Autumn Cometh

Via Rebecca NYC Remember Rebecca the opera singer from the Met? After a long lockdown- She has been singing again. xxx                         [Author: French la Vie]
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Big Antiques for Pennies

A pair of massive zinc window frames. How often do you see them this large?       Armoires are a dime a dozen. it seems nobody is interested in them anymore now that screen TVs are the thing.     Centuries old grain swathing board. Isn't it amazing? This one was made into a coffee table. I doubt Gabriel would climb on it to dance.      Yet another beauty standing alone. My sister in law took me to this antique shop. It was full full full of incredible pieces. Prices were good as well. I wa...
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Five Miles at 92

Yann, his mom and his sister in Normandy.   The magnificent natural landscaped beach at low tide.           the ever changing beach in Normandy. My MIL has been a walking /hiking person ever since I have known her. She out walked me until she was 88 - I cannot imagine that to be a good thing consider our ages.     We walked five miles today as she often does, slowly nevertheless five miles. Impressive. Damn impressive. When I hear younger people say, "I want to be like that when I ...
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Brocanting With Me

    ....waiting to go to the Brocante. This morning while typing this post for my blog I am waiting for a blogging friend to come by. I do not know her other than messages online. Nevertheless she reads my blog which means she knows more about me than I  know about her. Though what I do know about Mary is this: She loves the brocante. Do I need to know more? In a few seconds she will ring my phone (that is what I told her to do when she got to my street) and I will run out and jump in her car a...
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One of the Best Friday Nights in Paris

Dinner around a coffee table with a two year old who learned the classic French childhood expression  »Caca Boudin » … Giggling when mastering a bottle squirter in the bathtub  while more water is out of the tub than inside the tub. …. Six stories some read twice Three retelling of Goldilocks Fifteen times answering  »Where is momma and daddy? » … Pretending to be asleep in a boat while someone else is experiencing their shadow on the bedroom wall. … Having my closed eye lids poked, while someo...
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Top 5 Canapes For Cocktail Parties

As Australia gets ready to come out of lockdown, having guests over will soon be a welcomed possibility. Here are 5 easy and delicious canapes to serve to guests. There is something for everyone including mini ricotta tarts, a range of healthy party food, pizza cones, an easy hot brie dip and deliciously simple shrimp jalapeno poppers! Let the entertaining begin!
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Nuggets center JaVale McGee out indefinitely with leg injury

NBA Expected to take a step forward with a roster of young talent, the Denver Nuggets have not faired well to start the NBA season. Off to a 1-4 start, with losses to the Kings and Suns, the Nuggets have had trouble finding scoring from anyone other than Ty Lawson and struggled to defend. The latest negative for the Nuggets is bigger than anything they have faced thus far, though. Center JaVale McGee is out indefinitely with a fractured to his lef...
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NBA preseason schedule: TV schedules, dates, matchups for NBA preseason

NBA The NBA preseason schedule starts on Saturday, a precursor to the start of the 68th NBA season, which is less than a month away. The preseason kicks off Oct. 5 with the Oklahoma City Thunder facing Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey. From there comes a long list of games that roll out until Oct. 25. Over the course of the preseason, 116 games will be played, including the NBA Global Games preseason slate, which features eight games in eight ...
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Kevin Garnett's Boston-area home on the market

NBA CONCORD, Mass. -- NBA star Kevin Garnett has put his Boston-area home on the market for nearly $5 million. Garnett was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in June after six seasons with the Boston Celtics that included the 2008 NBA championship. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced Wednesday that the asking price for the 11,000-square-foot home in Concord is $4.85 million. The home is on nearly 13 acres and includes five bedrooms, five full...
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Jeremy Lin has perfect homecoming in Rockets' preseason win in Taiwan

NBA TAIPEI, Taiwan — It was a perfect homecoming for Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin in Taiwan. Lin, whose parents emigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the 1970s, scored 17 points and went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line to help the Rockets overcome the Indiana Pacers 107-98 in an exhibition game played before a capacity crowd of 13,686. James Harden led all Rockets scorers with 21 and had three 3-pointers. Paul George's 19 points l...
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Lamar Odom missing after failed intervention attempt, TMZ says

NBA A few days after reporting that Lamar Odom is battling a "hard-core drug abuse problem," TMZ is reporting that Odom has been missing for 72 hours. According to the report, Odom went missing shortly after an intervention attempt by wife Khloe Kardashia n on Wednesday evening. The former Lakers star was allegedly thrown out of the house after refusing to participate in the intervention. As of Sunday, his whereabouts are unknown. No family memb...
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Nets retire Jason Kidd's No.5 jersey

NBA Jason Kidd's Hall of Fame career spanned 21 seasons, but his best years, from 2001-02 to 2007-08, came as a member of the Nets.  He was honored for those prime years Thursday, as the Nets retired his jersey, raising the No. 5 to the rafters of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  Kidd started out with the franchise when he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets and immediately led the franchise to two straight NBA Finals appearances in the 2001-...
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Mario Chalmers launches into Blake Griffin, lands forearm to throat (video)

NBA Here's something else the Heat can yell at Mario Chalmers about: launching himself into LA Clippers star Blake Griffin and planting a forearm in Griffin's throat. LeBRON UPDATE: Heat star playing with back soreness Even if Griffin emb ellished slightly when he threw his head back, that's pretty bad. Chalmers was called for just a personal foul. UPDATE: The Heat held on to beat the Clippers, 102-97.
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"When we were living in our house, if the kids got upset with one another, they’d just storm off into their separate rooms and not speak."

"Now they’ll gather themselves together, rationally discuss their issues and make peace, because they know they can’t get away from one another on the camper."  We're told that's something "Dub said with a laugh" in "What is ‘roam schooling’? ‘Skoolie’ families teach their kids on the road" (NY Post).  Dub is the father in a family with a father, mother, and 3 kids — who home school and do "van life" in their RV. The TikTok hashtag for this is "#skooliekids" — so you can watch some video...
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Dirk Nowitzki passes Jerry West on NBA all-time scoring list

NBA DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki has passed Jerry West for 16th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Nowitzki made consecutive 3-pointers Tuesday night against Washington to reach 25,194 points, two ahead of West. The 11-time All-Star and 2007 MVP was struggling from the field before a loose ball bounced to him above the key. He grabbed it, turned and hit a shot to get within a point of West's record. On Dallas' next possession, Gal Mekel passed to...
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Linsanity hits Manila as Rockets warm up for game

NBA MANILA, Philippines -- Linsanity is gripping the Philippines. Jeremy Lin, the NBA's first American-born player of Taiwanese descent, stole the spotlight Tuesday as the Houston Rockets practiced for the first NBA preseason game in the basketball-obsessed country. Lin was mobbed by reporters and photographers on a Manila basketball court, a day after the Rockets and Indiana Pacers arrived in the capital for Thursday's game. Lin said he was than...
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Magic rookie Victor Oladipo impresses with 360 dunk

NBA Victor Oladipo entered the NBA with a reputation as a high-flyer, and he's proving himself to be th at and more. In an Orlando Magic 107-86 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Oladipo's ability was on display on two plays in particular. On the most impressive play, the rookie grabbed a steal and got out into the open floor, where he has always excelled. Instead of throwing down the typical dunk, he went for a 360 that made his teammates stand up on...
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I flew Spirit across the US for $35 after it canceled thousands of flights in August. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again but it wasn't without risks.

Flying Spirit Airlines from Santa Ana, California to Newark, New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider Spirit Airlines in August canceled thousands of flights after extreme weather impacted its operation, impacting its reputation for cheap on-time flights. The event highlighted the risks of booking with an ultra-low-cost carrier, which may recover slower than larger carriers. Even with the risks, Spirit still manages to attract flyers that are price-focused with fares lower than $35 one-way fo...
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Navy Pier gets festive with 'Light Up the Lake'Navy Pier gets festive with 'Light Up the Lake'

Chicago's tourism hub offers ice skating, beer garden, kiddie train rides
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New experiences in VirginiaNew experiences in Virginia

Busch Gardens Williamsburg launching Pantheon roller coaste
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