A vast majority of the land is untouched, and in such a fecund part of the world, you can expect abundances of wild flora, fauna and insects. The pictures say it all but in case you're still curious, this is the land of cattle, dreamy cheeses, foie gras, plenty of organic foods, tasty wild fruits, miles of rejuvenating countryside walks and the Tour de France.
He has escaped one major pitfall -- he has not been criminally charged for obviously prosecutable crimes in what anti-doping officials have called "the most sophisticated doping program in history."
One minute, Dr. Russell Moon, 58, was a super-fit cyclist with a thriving dental practice in Santa Monica, Calif. The next, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down. A driver making a left turn didn't see him, and knocked Dr. Moon off his mountain bike.
The director at the Salmon Museum tells me the largest salmon caught from the Margaree River was grabbed in 1927 and weighed 52.5 pounds.
Beneath the multi-million dollar salaries, glamorous homes, lavish vacations and designer wardrobes, these icons are human beings who will make mistakes just like average people. Yet there is something that sets these superstars apart: They have an image to uphold.
It is not overstatement to say that Lance Armstrong's careening fall from grace has no rival in recent American history. Perhaps only Richard Nixon earns equal status of disgrace.
Armstrong represented the epitome of class: a clean-cut cancer survivor at the very top of his game. And the American public bought into his lie -- both figuratively and literally.
Advertising, marketing, events, websites, apps, merchandise -- all based on the character of the heroic figure -- mean real job losses, real cancelled orders and real lost revenue.
How much are we willing to risk to win?
A straight, private wealth manager from Bergen County, N.J., might seem like an unlikely candidate to get involved in a charity bike ride to benefit New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
The road to redemption is less like the Tour, where teams and crews play such prominent roles; Armstrong is at the starting gate of the longest, most taxing individual time trial of his life.
As nonprofits, we seek a diversified and balanced portfolio, so that if one revenue stream should wane, the others are strong enough to pick up the slack. But we must be careful from whom and where we might accept corporate contributions.
Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.
The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! San Francisco beats St. Louis 9-0 in game 7 to advance to the World Series.
It is impossible to erase what really happened. Lance Armstrong won those seven races. In the rewrite of Armstrong's records the sport of cycling would have you believe they are punishing the perfidy of their greatest rider, while what they really want is for the world to forget their own.
I recently sat down with cyclist Tyler Hamilton at his Montana home. Hamilton opens up about his use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and reveals details about the alleged illegal drug use of his former teammate and close friend Lance Armstrong.