Ludovico Magno & Hippocrates of Kos, an excursion to Montpellier in three Parts

PART TWO Emerging from a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys onto Rue Foch, the grandest street in Montpellier, we enter an elegant neighborhood with expensive shops, boutique hotels and the architectural splendor of the old Quartier Judiciaire, the law courts. This quartier or neighborhood resembles a typical Parisian quartier created by the fabled prefect, baron […]

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Ludovico Magno & Hippocrates of Kos, an excursion to Montpellier in three parts

PART ONE Again we turn back the clock a few months and return to France, where we enjoyed a home exchange in the town of Pézenas, département de l’Hérault [Occitan: Erau] in the Languedoc-Roussillon region last May. While in Péz we visited the préfecture or chef-lieu MONTPELLIERS, the administrative capitol of the department.  The city […]

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AN INTERIM ANNOUNCEMENT

As longer term readers indubitably noticed, the appearance of this blog has changed. I spent some time today to upgrade my old design and lay-out to a less distracting, yet still distinctive format. I hope, this new face of ‘Not In A Straight Line’ will be easier to use, especially its readability on mobile devices.  […]

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Of Judges & Vultures

screen shot of judges’ wig sold throughStanley Ley, Legal Outfitters, Londonhorse hair, hand made, about $2000  Coragyps atratus brasiliensis  Ciconiiformes  [or Cathartiformes]  Black vulture in North America  Zopilote negro in Costa Rica  A small vulture with a wingspan of under 1.5m or 5 ft, it is often still classified with storks and looks like a […]

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