Hello! My name is Alain and I am the creator and the editor of this blog.
I was born and raised in Paris, France, and after completing my education and serving 2 ½ years in the French army, I moved to California in 1962
I am a photography buff and spend a fair amount of time shooting various subjects.
I personally took all the photos (including the “headers”) shown on this blog.
The purpose of this website is, among other things, to cover events sponsored by La Pétanque Marinière (the Marin County Pétanque Club) and at the same to voice personal opinions about various subjects.