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Stephen Wendell
Paris, France
Explorer, adventurer, campaigner, peregrine
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They were colleagues, associates, students—friends of a man. They met at the top of the world, where the mountain peaks meet, where the air is pure and sparse. Then they climbed yet higher. Evening light stretched long across a lower plain, threw darkness to the depths of a narrow gorge,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Peregrine Publishing
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A Potamida vase (lower left) on display at the Archaeological Museum of Kissamos From as early as the seventh century BC, craftsmen of a river bank settlement took white clay from nearby hills to make pottery. The style, unique to the settlement, produced a simple, squat vase with sturdy handles.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.”—a proverb Now you can learn how to learn from a book! Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“If it moves, salute it. If it doesn’t move, paint it!” My cousin Bruce recently sat down with Uncle Jesse, Ben’s last surviving child, to refresh their memories, to tell the old war stories again, second-hand now that the main character is no longer with us. The quote above stuck... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“In one corner, a two-foot square opening in the floor captures one’s attention. Four rusty rungs set into the stone lead down a few feet. Below that, only a flat rock floats in cool darkness.”—from Exploring Zovigli A dark, square hole in the floor of a ruin on a hill... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“I, Benjamin Franklin Potts, do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States.” The words feel like strangers in the mouth, being, at the same time, repeated after a man in uniform and of such moral import. The American flag on his right, the Tennessee Tristar,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”—Walt Disney Akrotiri Spada is the northernmost point of Crete and the very end of Rodopou Penninsula. It’s marked by Zovigli, a conical hill that rises 70 meters above the surrounding terrain, which is 300 meters above the sea. Evenly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
J’ai eu le plaisir d’être invité par Thibault Malfoy à sa dernière rencontre Paris J’écris, pour parler de l’auto-édition et de ma propre expérience en publiant Petit Lot. C’était une soirée sympa, dynamique, avec plein de questions du public. La discussion tournait autour de trois questions : pourquoi s’auto-publier, comment... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Petit Lot
Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne est actuellement disponible en livre relié, broché et numérique. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Petit Lot
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June 5, 1917, the Great War thundered across the fields of northern France. Earlier in the spring, a large-scale attack, called the Nivelle Offensive, failed with heavy casualties, resulting in a series of mutinies and mass desertions in the French army. In the Argonne Forest, a battle of mine-and-countermine, now... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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At the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, east of the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France On September 26 this year, we’ll mark the 100th anniversary of the assault on the Butte of Vauquois by the 35th Infantry Division of the American Expeditionary Forces. My great grandfather, Private Benjamin Franklin Potts, fought there. Thankfully... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“Let me out here, Richard. Just around the next bend, the valley opens up. You’ll see an expansive view of the end of the peninsula. Stop there. You and Jean can take some pictures, and I’ll be along in two minutes.” I was taking friends to Diktynna*, in the Menies... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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“Hey Neil, I’m looking for a quiet place, beautiful surroundings, warm, with lots of sunshine to write for a couple weeks. Do you know of any place like that there in Crete?” “My neighbors are looking for someone to cat-sit.” I threw some T-shirts and the Arizonas in a bag.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
A map of your failures reveals the path to your success. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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Sometimes when I need less distraction than I get at the field office, I have a desk at an undisclosed location. The building is in this photograph. I can’t say more because, you know… secret! Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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Daydreaming on the way to the secret hideout this morning, I missed the train stop. I got off at the next one, thinking to walk to the metro connection. A small bookstore caught my eye on rue Monsieur le Prince. “La librairie des puf” sells books from Les éditions PUF... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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On the 7-hour drive south last week, I stopped to stretch the legs and get a photo. Five years before the iconic tower, Gustave Eiffel built this viaduct, 565 meters long and 835 meters above the river Truyère in Cantal, south-central France. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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The Cévennes Last week I ventured to the Cévennes in southern France to visit Boris Aubligine and learn about an ambitious project. Boris recently acquired a farm house on six hectares (15 acres) of forest land. During my stay, he shared with me his vision for the place: Imagine a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Peregrine Publishing
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Un beau cadeau de Noël pour les jeunes lecteurs et lectrices, Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne est un conte fantastique pour enfants de 6 à 10 ans. Acheter Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Petit Lot
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Les quatres épisodes de la série Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne ont paru aujourd’hui en édition numérique. On trouve le « hook » pour l’aventure dans La Légende du Grand Cor, on resout une énigme dans Le Simple et le Sphinx, on fait de drôles de... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Petit Lot
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Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne en quatre épisodes à sortir en numérique la semaine prochaine Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Petit Lot
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Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne figure désormais dans la collection de la médiathèque d’Arcueil. On le trouve à l’étage jeunesse, au rayon « Romans ». On le feuillette. On l’emprunte ! Les quatre épisodes du livre vont sortir, chacun dans sa propre édition numérique, la semaine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Petit Lot
La date est fixée ! L’édition papier de Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne sortira vendredi, le 3 novembre. En préparation de la sortie de l’édition électronique ce vendredi, on a trois rendez-vous cette semaine. On va voir l’illustration finale mercredi. Puis jeudi, je révélerai la couverture... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Petit Lot
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Déjà disponible en livre numérique, l’édition papier de Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne sort vendredi, le 3 novembre. Pour tout savoir sur la sortie du livre, inscris-toi au Piccolo, la newsletter de Petit Lot. Le Piccolo Des nouvelles des prochaines sorties de Petit Lot, des avant-premières... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Petit Lot
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Dès sa sortie en décembre, je vais offrir gratuitement l’édition numérique du premier épisode de Petit Lot et le Grand Cor de la licorne aux abonnés du Piccolo, la newsletter de Petit Lot. Maquette de la couverture La Légende du Grand Cor est constituée des trois premiers chapitres du livre,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Petit Lot