“le mal qui est dans le monde vient presque toujours de l’ignorance”
― Albert Camus, La Peste

Age of COVID: Absent from the Vaucluse in the spring and summer of 2020. In semi-confinement near the escarpments of my native coast, and in the high desert of Arizona.

The writing on this site is a linked passion: a fervid interest in art, photography, and architecture, joined with a heightened sensibility of living with and among the French. I add to these enthusiasms the seductions of food, wine and le bon goût.

The title is borrowed from the French writer and poet Blaise Cendrars who reflected: “Ecrire est une vue de l’esprit. C’est un travail ingrat qui mène à la solitude.” (Writing is a view of the mind. It is an ungrateful work that leads to solitude).

Current projects include The Cultural Transformation of Arles, Dignity for Jo Davidson, and a series of short stories, “Fragments”; “Pamplone,” and “Jane.”

Painting by Kristian DeSailly, exhibit at La Chapelle des pénitents blancs, Gordes.