About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A to Z Blogging Challenge A to Z: O is for Orleans, France

(My theme for April's A to Z blogging challenge is postcards. If you want, read my intro post).

I received this card from France in May of 2017. The sender writes that Orleans is known for Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) aka Maid of Orelans, which I knew. She also wrote that they celebrate her on May 8. That part I did not know, so I did a quick Google search. 

This revealed that St. Joan's Day (Joan of Arc was canonized May 16, 1920) in France takes place on May 30, the day she was burnt at the stake. However, in Orleans they celebrate that day on May 9, which is one day after the army led by Joan saved Orleans from British forces. The sender was off by one day, but perhaps she meant that May 8 was the date Orleans was liberated.

Anyway, the postcard itself depicts La Place du Martroi, then and now. The statue is modeled after St. Joan.

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