Archive for August, 2011

My thoughts


August 14th, 2011 // No Comments

At first I was super-charged with excitement – yes, I must write, put my thoughts and experiences down so that others will know me better. I was high and almost delirious imagining my standing on a podium, bowing to the cheers of my audience. I saw  myself a celebrity everybody looked up to. The thought exhilerated me. But what could I write about that would bring me fame and fortune, liberate me from the tedium of being an ordinary woman, stuck with house work and a demanding husband?


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Sejour in France


August 5th, 2011 // No Comments

Eglise Madeleine


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I Finally Got My Blog!


August 4th, 2011 // No Comments

Now watch out. Back from France and ready to roll. Success is in the palm of my hand.

 

Wrote the first chapter of Mareil Marly. It was difficult getting started. When you’re dealing with a book, finding the place where the action begins is always the biggest problem of the whole endeavor and takes many attempts. I found it in the day when  Alain and I first met in 1959 in Pasadena. He, a French student on a Fullbright scholarship looking for an interesting subject for his masters. I, a secretary, who watched him at the cafeteria. In those days foreign students were rare. Caltech, which stands for California Institute of Technology, trained future engineers and scientists. They specialized  in research and had Linus Pauling and Richard Feynman making news. Alain was 21 and had all the answers to life’s persistent questions.

I was 25, sort of married, and had my answers to those questions, except that mine were quite opposite from his, based on experience and observation. His were based on statistics.  I came to hate statistics, but fell in love with him and the world he came from. He also fell in love with me and the world I came from. We were fine with that and there were many things I could teach him, though I was far removed from his expertise.  You can see that I have lots to write about.

 


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