About me

The purpose of this blog is to cover pétanque events sponsored by La Pétanque Marinière (the Marin County Pétanque Club) and voice personal opinions about various topics.


My name is 
Alain a.k.a La Foudre. I am an avid pétanque player, an animal fancier and the creator and the sole author of this publication. I was born and grew up in Paris, France; after completing my education and serving 2 ½ years in the French army, I immigrated to California in 1962.

I worked for the Xerox Corporation for 35 years and retired in November 2001.

My present interests are pétanque, writing, politics (national and foreign), photography and French culture.

Merci pour votre attention. 💋

One thought on “About me

  1. Thank you everyone for the invitation! Max and I had fun, the food was excellent but the company and atmosphere was even better, nice to have been part of such nice event and thanks Alain for the great narrative and for making memorable moments with the great photos!