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Of Rivers and Rooftops: This France that money cannot buy

July 31, 2019

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In the beginning was the la Parole.

Elohim uttered the clarion call let there be light! in the Hebrew language (יְהִי אוֹר). God’s words begat heaven and earth, and those words still resonate within the hearts of Abraham’s contending offspring thousands of years later. 

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July 20, 2019

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It is a failed space mission.

Your name is astronaut McLowsky. You have dropped from the sky, somewhere…almost anywhere…in France.

Amboise, Arles, or Avignon.

Sancerre, Saint-Emilion, or Saint-Circq-Lapopie.

Vaisan-la-Romaine or…

Veules-les-Roses

McLowsky: Mission control, d...

April 22, 2019

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As flames consumed its spire, I thought of Notre Dame as a pyre.

What greater destruction could have been construed, so deeply embedded in the symbolic soul of Paris? What more sumptuous a sacrifice could be offered? What more deeply marked Easter, with resurrection now...

July 18, 2018

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Saint Germain des Près represents a particular expression of Paris, tinted with nostalgia for that age of intellectual and artistic exploration leading up to world war. It was a haven for free-thinkers and iconoclasts. Yet, as Woody Allen’s lighthearted “Midnight in Pa...

February 12, 2018

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Just in time for Valentine's Day, it's a joy to share the recent publication "Rising in Love", a collection of original poetry and photography by the elusive LEO (Love Each Other).

Here is some background, taken from the ebook's foreword that I was honored to write....

January 8, 2018

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This year, and all future years, will not just happen to us.

All is of our making. So let us resolve to live to the fullest, with each dawn a new and beautiful beginning. 

We're delighted to share these dawns captured all over Paris. Some places you'll recognize, others...

November 12, 2017

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November is in the air, in the cool mist on the skin and in the faint sweetness of fallen leaves. 

In the Palais Royal, there are now words written of air, carved out of the park chairs. The words are those of French and a few non-French poets (translated into French)....

October 1, 2017

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In sentimental September, parting is such sweet sorrow.

"Quel joli temps pour se dire au revoir" as sings the famous French artist Barbara in her song entitled "Septembre".

in a more epic manner of saying au revoir, the final four lieder by Richard Strauss incl...

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