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Texas Connections

Besides all the long-time friends at my Rice 50th Reunion, there were thirty more friends and family members I got to see in …

Alyce, Joe, Carolyn, Steve and me

Rice 50th Reunion

My 50th Rice Reunion began with a joyous re-uniting of old friends at the lovely home of Patti Everett, whom I first met on …

Edith, Martha & Guy

Amis en France

On our last evening in Paris, Edith and Guy LePechon, dear friends for five decades, met us at our hotel and took …

Arc de Triomphe from above

Three Days in Paris

Paris was resplendent when we first saw it in June 1967 and again in 1986 and 1994. Those broad avenues lined with …

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Lyon, Then & Now

An International Piano Workshop attracted me to Lyon, France in 1994 for twelve intense days of learning new ways to teach music. …

Viviers and its 11th-century tower

Viviers, Tournon, Vienne

Three historic river towns and a steam train ride through the mountains enriched our weekend. Perched on a hill overlooking the Rhône, Viviers …

View of Cathedral of Notre Dame from Papal Palace

Avignon, France

Our Viking boat moored near the famous, truncated bridge in Avignon for two days so that we could acquaint ourselves with the …

Les Baux-de-Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

Our afternoon excursion on September 22 was a double-header–the charming, tiny town of Les Baux-de-Provence in the Alpilles Mountains and a huge abandoned …

Roman Amphitheater, Arles

Arles, France

Arles is a city or “commune” in southern France whose area is seven times larger than Paris, but whose population is only …

Provence scene with lavender in bloom

Rhone River Cruise

Last year Steve received an invitation to join section mates of his Harvard Business School (HBS) Class of 1968 for a cruise …