A Dead Sheep On My Dashboard, Funereal Gloom & Days Of Torpor

Trying to deal with the August canicule as the French do . . .with a few concessions

A building in Languedoc, France, blue shuttered windows and a statue of a cross
Languedoc, France (author’s photo)

August by the third week feels like a guest who has stayed too long. This year, it wore out its welcome early — before it even arrived in fact. Enough with the heat, July was already the hottest on record, I would have…



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Janice Macdonald

Janice Macdonald

At 68, I started a new chapter in my life: I moved to France. Alone. It turned out to be quite the page-turner. Still is — even when age insists on a part.