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Of Rivers and Rooftops: This France that money cannot buy

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…


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...

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....

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)....

December 13, 2016

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Carsten Sprotte, founder of Paris-Sharing, talks about what inspired him to produce the video "Sympathy".

November 29, 2016

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Mozart’s Requiem in La Madeleine.  Chopin and Satie at St. Ephrem. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at La Sainte Chappelle…especially in summer, when the late summer sun shines through the stained glass magnificence. Pouring over the room and your heart. What a way to give your...

August 30, 2016

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‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ is very close to the top of the pantheon of French music. Jacques Brel is a Belgian born singer and writer of some of the most iconic French language songs ever written. There are so many, and we will certainly visit more in the future, but this is t...

July 5, 2016

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Don’t worry if you feel ‘lost’ in Paris. Because often times that’s how you happen upon the coolest things! Like this image, and tribute wall to Serge Gainsbourg! 

Wandering…quite different than lost…will allow you to meander down streets you’ve never seen and see curio...

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