Tag Archives: Musings

October 1 2o16, Building a Relationship with Paris

As Nancy and  have been riding the bus to this trip’s destinations, we have recognized cafes, streets, churches where we have enjoyed moments of previous stays in Paris. We’re building a relationship with Paris, little by little — bus ride … Continue reading

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Trip to Montmartre – an Adventure on Parisian Buses

Unbelievably, in the whole 50 some years since I first visited Paris, I had never been to Montmartre. It felt like time to fill that gap! The tourist photos of Montmartre always make the area seem beautifully quaint – a … Continue reading

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September 21, 2016. Rhythm and Blues

September 21 2016. Rhythm and Blues Time is life.  Time is one of the essential variables in travel.  This time in Paris, as previously, our first days are consumed with shifting biological rhythms.  Unfortunately, jet lag becomes more challenging as … Continue reading

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The Brave World of Globalization – First Impressions, London, 2015

The Brave World of Globalization – First Impressions, London, October 6, 2015 After one of those very long nights trying to sleep on a transatlantic flight in “cattle class” (augmented by two extra hours sitting in the plane on the … Continue reading

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Snow Day!!

Snow Day January 28, 2015 I remember waking in the morning, to the white of snow Outside the window — Mr. Frost’s designs inscribed inside the panes of glass. What a sense of wonder – the world has changed, Put … Continue reading

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History Lies Heavy

Last evening, we were strolling by the Luxembourg Garden, casually looking at the giant photos posted on the iron fence around much of the Garden's periphery. it was a massive exhibit celebrating the hundred year anniversary of World War I, … Continue reading

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Another Perspective on the Latin Quarter

Val de Grace and Port Royal. I'd heard of them, but as tourist attractions they're decidedly minor, so I have never actually spent time in this area. Nevertheless, it is our delightful home for a month. It's visually satisfying — … Continue reading

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