What better place to ring in the New Year than Paris? If you are kicking yourself right now because you can’t be in Paris, don’t feel too bad. You’re not alone. I’m not in Paris either. But if, on the other hand, you are one of the LUCKY ones, check […]
How do you stay physically fit in Paris, Not the City of Lite? Every time I return to Paris, I start off with good intentions. I WILL walk across the street to the Montparnasse indoor swimming pool, but Paris offers many distractions. But then there’s always Downtown Fitness Club’s motivational […]
Did you know that the modern Olympic games were revived thanks primarily to the efforts of Baron de Coubertin? According to the Rarotonga, Cook Island’s post office flyer: “Coubertin was educated in France at a military academy, but soon retired to from military life and devoted his time to promoting […]
Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light by David Downie, Photographs by Alison Harris. Transatlantic Press.2005. 248 Pages. www.transatlanticpress.com Paris is a miraculous city. Of all the words that have been written about this French capital, you’d think that, like oil, the supply would simply dry up, but it […]
During France’s State of Emergency, there has been a war of words ‘dignity’ and ‘respect’ versus ‘hoodlums’ and ‘scum’. Are dignity and respect qualities that a society can guarantee? Or aren’t dignity and respect qualities that need to be earned that positive actions? I wonder if the definitions of dignity […]
Just a year ago, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Tautou hit the screens, bringing World War I trenches back into the public limelight. It was fitting that Christian Carrion’s Joyeux Noel should open this past November on Veteran’s Day weekend.