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Special Report: Discover Paris!™

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Université de Paris Descartes, rue de l’École de Médecine,  October 21, 2010

One thing I have been enjoying very much about my time in Paris is having the privilege of meeting up with folks who are doing very innovative and dynamic things. I had such a privilege this past month when I met up with Tom Reeves and Monique Y. Wells of Discover Paris!™.

In a “professional” sense, this is my review of some of the pursuits Tom and Monique are making with their business, but in a private, personal sense, I’m sharing what they are doing as my newest expat acquaintances with whom I really “clicked” and felt that immediate personal connection we sometimes do with kindred spirits. Do you know what I mean?

While I have kind of avoided going the “review route” with my blog because this blog is mostly my personal journal of how I try to cope in the City of Light, not me trying to be a professional writer/journalist/blogger or anything like that, if I meet someone who is working on a business project as a self-employed entrepreneur, and I like what’s going on, you bet I am game for writing about it!

So without further ado, let me introduce Tom and Monique’s various projects and my thoughts about them. I hope that if you are reading this, and you are visiting Paris any time soon, you will consider using their services as you tour this city, especially if you would like a historical, cultural, and more-than-surface look at Paris’s past and present.

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Categories: Blog Friends, Book Reviews, Special Reports/Reviews, Things to Do in Paris, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hodge Podge, Redux


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A thunderstorm approaches on Rue de Couronnes, 11th arr. Paris, Monday 29 March, 2010, in the evening, on the way to yoga class

I’m trying to get better about posting once a week. I realized this morning [ahem — this was started last Thursday — today is Tuesday] that means today I am due another post! And how can it already be APRIL? Wow. Now that each day represents proportionally less and less of my overall years, it seems like they fly past at warp speed. I envision my life as the Starship Enterprise with time being the escaping Klingon warship and my brain and body are Scotty, telling an impatient Captain Kirk, “I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain!” but getting to warp speed is a trial and only just happens at the critical moment.

Yeah, that’s how I feel about this blog, too. It’s a bit MacGyvered in some posts, huh. Sometimes I envision posts are stuck together with chewing gum and duct tape, and pieced together like a crazy quilt (I think I even entitled a blog post that way, huh), then launched out for god/dess knows who to read (well, except those of you I know who do because you leave lovely comments to say so). This will probably be another one of those… Get a cup of coffee or something for yet another one of my cobbled together and lengthy posts. 😉

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Categories: Cross-Cultural Living, Gluten-Free Recipes, Karin Brain Miscellany, Paris Blogging, Paris Friends, Personal Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I Deeed Eeet! & Thanksgiving Musings

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20 Sept. 2009, Aix-en-Provence

First of all, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all those American readers! I hope you had a happy holiday with lots of good food, family, and friends surrounding you.

It was pretty much another Thursday here. I spent the day writing and grocery shopping. In fact, this is a blog I started yesterday, but one I did not complete. PJ and I went off to see Michael Moore’s latest movie, Capitalism: A Love Story and by the time it was time to leave, I was only partways through what I intended to write and post, so I posted nothing.

Today, I am going to post twice, I think. I am going to quickly revise what I wrote yesterday, post it here, and then finish up what I intended to as a second posting for today. So, happy reading, and check back later to see what else I have written!

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Categories: NaNoWriMo, Personal Life | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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