Beloved Kitten

Today's theme was about Jen's daughter clutching a Teddy bear in her arms. I found that picture of a little girl hugging a kitten in my portfolio. I love the kitten's expression.

Variations on a theme: evolution

This week's topic is variations on a theme. This made me think of a recent visit to the Paris Natural History Museum where all sorts of species are presented. Some are fake plastic replicas, some are - quite realistic - stuffed animals like these North African lions (extinct). A Hyena, not yet extinct nor endangered but... Continue Reading →

Weather-Beaten Town

Last November we visited a town in Normandy, Gournay en Bray. Even the name sounds weathered. Above a derelict mansion. Must have been beautiful in the past. The old turnpike building. Not sure what the address would be: 3-8 I believe.An old weather-beaten shop. Not much is left in such towns which were flourishing in the... Continue Reading →


Jen's post today came as a relief in the midst of a dreadfully mild and damp Winter* where the river seems to be taking over the world. The banks are no longer open to the public and if you click this link you will understand why. So thinking about growth was a good idea and... Continue Reading →


Ascend There are different meanings to the word. And no doubt that Rothman's (as you can hear in his — her? — beautifully strange LP "The Book of Law") vision of ups and downs has not much to do with climbing steps nor mountains. Ascend in my sense has more to do with the vertical... Continue Reading →

Irreverent Meerkats

Today's theme is Cheeky. Not an easy one if you ask me. I went back to my archive and I found that cheeky lizard up there, ignoring my camera while he was jumping from one rock to the other. My preferred cheeky animals however are the Meerkats.  I like them with their Bambi eyes like... Continue Reading →

Transformational Job

It’s funny that Jen chose transformation for a theme. At that very moment, at the other end of the World, I was hosting a meeting with Joe Pine (photo on the right), he who coined the expression ‘Customer Experience’, in which he was describing five major economy levels. The first one was ‘commodities’ and the last one was… transformation. And just at that moment when Jen posted her piece, I was showing Joe our little Friday exchanges.

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