(Written Tuesday, March 12, 2019)
It was back to Angers for an afternoon of teaching today. I’m more and more convinced that young people (students anyway) have a very difficult time resisting “the call of the smartphone”… not because they’re always taking calls… but because whether it’s for chatting or social media, the phone is always calling out to them. However, since these posts are meant to be positive, let me move quickly on to…
- I made a quick stop in a little village today and truly felt like I was in France. The local café was also the local boulangerie and post office all rolled up into one. As I was walking up, I saw a lady accompanying an elderly lady across the street. Not long after I was done paying for my postage, the two ladies entered the shop. “Bonjour Thérèse! What’ll you have this morning?” the patron said to the elder. Ahhh… I’m glad “small town” still exists.
- Further along my drive, as I was going through vineyard country, I saw a man out pruning last year’s growth from the vines. What caught my eye even moreso than the man, however, was the golden retriever sitting patiently at the end of the row, waiting for and watching his master. How beautiful!
- On Tuesday afternoons, I teach on the 5th floor of a business school. We typically have a great view of the surroundings (mostly all lower buildings), but today, an impressive combination of wind and rain blurred everything. I couldn’t help but think the following: (a) if we were in Canada, this would be a nasty winter snowstorm, and (b) I was in for quite a drive home if this kept up. Thankfully, it had all but died down by the time I was about to hit the road and clear sky was visible by spots, as you can see in the photo below. I’m thankful that nasty weather goes away as quickly as it comes.
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