LA CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ: Deux Oeuvres Tirés de L’Occupation Des Nazis

Récemment j’ai eu l’occasion étudier deux oeuvres, le roman URANUS par Marcel Aymé et le film documentaire LA PITIÉ ET LA CHAGRIN.  Les deux s’agissent d’une ville et ses citoyens pendant l’Occupation Nazi, et après la Libération. Je me suis appris d’un peu plus de l’Histoire du vingtieme siecle. Ces oeuvres m’ont vraiment donné cause …

Days Without Sugar: Day 72 (again), or, My Sweetest Pleasure

Finally, it is Day 72, all over again. This is the highest number yet displayed upon the window scoreboard; I made it to 73 while away at the farm for Christmas, from where I was unable to change the numbers, and then to 73.8 before succumbing to peach trifle on the 25th of December. On …

Day 38 (Without Sugar), or, Temptation

Last week marked a milestone of a full month without eating any refined, processed sugar.   By coincidence, I was offered a pumpkin pie slice in a Tupperware on that day, by a colleague.  It was a gift, it was homemade, and it was an anniversary, so I split the pie slice with a friend, …