Tag: living in Quebec and in France

The real reason that we returned to Canada: My wife Anne missed Simons too much to remain in France

The real reason that we returned to Canada: My wife Anne missed Simons too much to remain in France.   Here is an excerpt from the story “Excuse My French” from the book entitled My Time with You Has Been Short but Very Funny. Simons, a clothing and department store, is a Quebec and even..

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Returning home… Adieu à notre belle vie française

Returning home… Adieu à notre belle vie française After two and a half years of living in beautiful Dijon, France, a city that we have grown to love, my wife and I are returning to Canada for keeps on Easter Sunday. Friends on both sides of the Atlantic – and our two sons as well..

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International worst seller list: atteindre le sommet

Atteindre le sommet de la liste globale des pires ventes mondiales Reaching the pinnacle of the international worst seller list   English to follow : Mon livre – la version anglaise ainsi que la version française – a franchi une nouvelle étape : Il a battu de nouveaux records en atteignant le sommet de la liste..

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Recyclage du livre My Time with You Has Been Short but Very Funny en français!

Recyclage du livre My Time with You Has Been Short but Very Funny en français! Lancement du livre  Book launch Aujourd’hui, je suis ravi d’annoncer le lancement de la version française de mon livre. Today I’m thrilled to announce the launching of the French version of my book. Recyclage du livre My Time with You..

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The Happy Brothers/ Les frères Šťastný

The Happy Brothers/ Les frères Šťastný Two seemingly disparate fragments of history, one with a decidedly personal edge… Fragment one Anton Šťastný and Peter Šťastný chose to defect from Czechoslovakia to Quebec City, Canada, in late August 1980. Older brother Marian defected a year later to join them on the NHL Nordiques. The professional hockey..

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A Classroom Visitor: January 1982

I had to bring my 10-month-old baby son to Short Story class at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence junior college in Quebec City in January 1982 A Classroom Visitor: January 1982 One’s life is an urn Smashed into shards Made up of memories Sparked, determined, and falsified by Songs, stories, and photographs.   Photos create shards…

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I am a walking Dad Joke

  Dad Jokes   “A wholesome joke of the type said to be told by fathers with a punchline that is often an obvious or predictable pun or play on words and usually judged to be endearingly corny or unfunny.”   Self discovery: I am a peripatetic Dad Joke.   I just learned the term..

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Mommy Bloggers

Mommy Bloggers Just learned a new designation from my friend the writer Allan Stratton: Mommy Blogger. A term practically everybody seems to know except me. Allan tells me that “Mommy bloggers are stay at home moms who blog and have been able to get into publishing because of their huge number of followers. This happens..

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