Early in October I had the pleasure to participate in the inauguration of my son’s new school – L’Ecole du Bois des Chères (Photo above). I got to walk around and see my son’s classroom; it looks a lot like a classroom in the U.S. There is both a language and computer lab (computers are also in classrooms) and the school looks great. Tax euros at work!
As the U.S. Presidential election is taking place soon, or over by the time you read this, I thought I’d offer some observations I’ve noticed about France in terms of politics.
The Last Flight of a B-26
As I have done over the last few years I would like to share with you the story of an American B-26 that crashed in November 1944 near Plottes in Burgundy, killing all nine crewmembers. The morning of November 13, 1944 was foggy, rainy and cold, not flying weather, especially not for a B-26 bomber, known as a 'widow maker'. Under certain conditions, such as icing, the plane could vibrate violently and become unstable. Bad weather was not unexpected by the crew, but it may have meant something else to the B-26's US Army pilot, Richard Hisey; A native West Virginian. Hisey was used to winter weather back home. But the Burgundy weather he was flying in, was heavy fog and zero visibility, common in late fall or early winter. Hisey keep flying his plane, despite being advised to stop in Marseille, to secure a weather update. Continue reading.
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