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Books on the Beam

  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind (*****)
  • Sheron Long: Dog Trots Globe (*****)
  • Jeffrey Penn May: Where the River Splits (*****)
  • Joseph Joffo: A Bag of Marbles (*****)
  • Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.: The Fall of Freddie the Leaf-A Story of Life for All Ages (*****)
  • Richard Bach: Illusions-The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (*****)
  • Thad Carhart: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank-Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier (*****)
  • Rick Jarow: Creating the Work You Love (*****)


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A social worker by profession, I was born in England, raised in St. Louis, lived in New Orleans and used it as a base for the last 40 years, but now make my home in the Lot Valley in the L'Occitanie Region of Southern France. I found my heart in Paris in 1992, my soul in the Lot Valley in 1998 and was able to purchase my "Chatette" on the Lot River in 2002. During those first 20 years of here, you could usually find me with my camera in a pocket of my overalls as I wandered the streets of Paris or New Orleans or welcomed each day along the Lot River. Here we are now, into the next 20 years and a whole new book of loving the Lot and life with my cat, Lola.


garden, hike, play piano, bike ride, read ravenously, cook and photography