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At the club meeting it helped Einar to discuss this with the club's secretary. He asked me if I had read anything by Alain Claret who he has known for 20 years, and whose next book will be, "Que savez–vous des morts?" – coming out later this month.

Einar paraphrases, "Going there is very exciting, being there is beautiful, but coming back is horrible." Oh, I see, this is not about Claret's book, but about Einar's voyages. It is how one tends to stay in Paris because returning to it is horrible.

I haven't got that right. Try this – "When you get back to Santiago you feel worse than when you left." May I remind readers and members that Einar represents South America as a club member.

photo, empty cups All things end, even cafés.

One time Einar was being solicited to join the Argentine army or navy so I went down to Patagonia and walked to Chile. Readers and members hip to geography will probably realize that Einar crossed the Andes down there. He said it was easier, although higher, than further north. And, yes, if you ask, he will tell you that he saw Condors with his very own eyes.

And this folks, readers and club members, was the high point of the club's one and only 365th meeting. One of our 700+/- members has seen Condors up close by virtue of having been up in the Andes. What it is, is the Bird Story of the Week. Patagonia is the Wayoff Place of the Week. And do not forget, should you require hydrotherapy just drop me a line and I will pass it along to member in good standing, Einar Moos, one of life's good Joes.

photo, after meeting, way homeToday's romantic sunset.

About the Café Metropole Club

Your blind faith might be handy because this was an extraordinary club meeting, a rather more unique meeting than any that proceeded it or will come after. Think of it as a wondrous piece of cheese of true life. Ram your eyeballs to the river of words describing what we might have been doing here, to be found as ever on the About the Café Metropole Club Webpage, containing its rambolent, redolent, and supercilious other good stuff delicately perfumed fresh cheese–flavored garlic. And forever, more better frites.

This Stuff About Stuff, What?

graphic, club location map

Unrehearsed, unplanned, unreal. These spontaneous club meetings begin at 15:00 and go until 17:00 every Thursday. The next meeting will be on Thursday, 8. March. These times are the same as 3 pm to 5 pm around a few places while these meetings are held around here. Whatever you say will be truly appreciated by the other members present if they are listening, and sometimes they are, but not always – and if it should by sheer freak dumb fluke chance be recorded here.* Your other, basically true, stories are all welcome too.

Caution – should you have a personal need to remain unfindable via the Web, be sure to inform the club's secretary that you prefer to be 404 – not found by Web search engines before becoming found. Becoming a club member is one sure way to become found.

*The above paragraphs are relatively unchanged since last week because of the fact that at the next meeting the 365th meeting will be in the past where it belongs, along with Groundhog Day, give or take one or two others, but darn close enough.

The café's location is:

Café–Tabac La Corona
2. Rue de l'Amiral de Coligny – or – 30. Quai du Louvre
Paris 1. Métro: Louvre–Rivoli, Pont–Neuf or Châtelet.
Every Thursday, from 15:00 to 17:00.
Next club meeting on Thursday, 8.March.

A bientôt à Paris
signature, regards, ric

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