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the last drag

November 4th, 2018|

I'm in my last weeks of living in Paris.  I am trying to take it all in. I use a cigarette analogy to title this post, appropriate for Paris, but fortunately I remain a non-smoker. [...]

la rentrée

August 22nd, 2018|

Paris has been on vacation and offers no apologies for it.  Starting in July, but more commonly in August, the city's permanent residents empty out.  Shops and restaurants close for consecutive weeks at a time. [...]

champions du monde

July 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

Paris...France for that matter, is in heaven.  Riding a high that may last four years, but perhaps another twenty; which may be the cadence for Les Blues World Championship wins.  Walking the streets, the generally [...]

les cafés

January 21st, 2018|Tags: |

I have been doing a healthy amount of café hopping since my arrival.  In part, it's my attempt to get to know my neighborhood, try out some basic French skills and also, to be social. [...]

l’ appart

January 14th, 2018|Tags: , |

It’s been a week of moving, settling in and adjusting to Parisian culture. My apartment is just as I remembered it, a little worn on the surface, but solid architectural bones.  It’s a tiny place, [...]

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