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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. 

During the summer of 2017, a man of uncertain origin and age could be spotted by the Seine at the crack of dawn. In Paris, it is an hour known to few creatures...

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 include the Hermann Hesse poem "September" in which "summer slips into sleep".
 

And these, my own September-inspired lyrics for a song yet to be written:
 

Septe...

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 ‘paris-walking’ feet a rest!

With a love for classical music or not, you can have a uniquely Parisian concert experience at an amazingly affordable price! Why? Be...

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 the ‘gateway’ song to the passion that is Brel.

So, whether you know it already or you don't, read on! Because ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ is always worth a...

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 curious doors, passages and stores you might not have happened upon otherwise.

Like the joy of stumbling on giant graffiti face of Serge! It’s not just any wall of gra...

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