The purpose of this blog is to cover pétanque events sponsored by La Pétanque Marinière (the Marin County Pétanque Club) and at the same time voice personal opinions about various topics dear to my heart.
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, and 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.
I am bilingual and my present interests are pétanque, writing, politics (national and foreign), photography and French.
Merci pour votre attention. 💋