As dramatic events unfolded in France, I was quietly eating a sandwich here
I haven't blogged about New Year's Resolutions, but one is to take advantage of the time I can (sometimes) take off work at lunch to do some exploration of areas close to my job in Rodez.
I acted on this resolution on the fateful day of January 7th.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I hadn't checked any breaking news before leaving my office -- I seldom do -- and I had slipped out of the building quickly to hit the open road.
My colleagues who went home for lunch that day spent their break glued to the TV; those who ate at work, glued to their cell phones or office computers.
I was off exploring somewhere between Druelle and Balsac, eating a sandwich in the non-descript hamlet of Capelle, oblivious to the turmoil unfolding.