THIS BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE IS TOO, TOO BLACK FOR FRANCE

October 31, 2012

Tags: racism in france, think like a man, steve harvey, tom story, tyler perry, expat blogs, black expat blogs, black women in europe

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Think Like A Man is an American movie, directed by Tom Story which earned over 80 million dollars in the US box offices this Spring. It is a movie based on a relationship book by the author Steve Harvey, titled, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man”.

I read it a while ago. It’ (more…)

WITH WHOM WILL THEY SHARE THE NOBEL PRIZE MONEY

October 14, 2012

Tags: obama nobel prize, eu nobel prize, nobel prize 2012, delorys welch tyson, expat blogs

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The reason I have been absent for a while from this blog sphere is quite simple.

I have been angry, tired, numb and plain pissed off.

To quote the American author, Terry McMillan, "It's hard to write when you're angry or numb. It's hard to do anything when you're angry or numb".*

(*Getting to (more…)

Ma Vie Française

August 5, 2012

Tags: life in france, black women in europe, black women in france, expat blogs, american authors abroad

« On n'aime que ce qu'on ne possède pas tout entier. »
(We love only what we do not wholly possess.)

~Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

It's too hot to blog. Will return when I cool off!

Take care.

MY IDENTITY CRISIS

June 22, 2012

Tags: writing, black women in europe, living abroad, living in europe, artists, expat blogs

There are two things you don't throw out in France - bread and books. In Germany the most important creative social status is given to the musician. In Italy it's the painter. Who's the most important creator in France? It's the writer."

~Bernard Fixot

Publisher XO Publishing

Perhaps I have chosen the right country (more…)

ALL UP IN MY KOOL-AID AND DON'T EVEN KNOW THE FLAVA

May 11, 2012

Tags: racism in france, racism in europe, black women in france, delorys welch tyson, expat blogs

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Recently, a person wrote me asking how I handled racism in the South of France. This person claimed they had lived here and found the people extremely racist to the point of driving him out of the country. The writer claimed that they were East Asian and Caucasian.

When I asked him to describe (more…)

THE LOST ART

April 22, 2012

Tags: conversation, facebook, email, text messages, ipod, correspondence, expat blogs, life in france

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I'd like to share with you, on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, the most depressing article I've ever read...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html

Look in the mirror...and then enjoy the day!

Poaching For Euros: Part 2

March 18, 2012

Tags: intermarriage, american women foreign men, american women franch men, expat blogs, blacks in france, racsim in france

Several fellow bloggers have expressed confusion concerning a statement I made on a previous blog entitled Poaching for Euros.

This is the statement: “When a woman enters a foreign culture she instantly acquires the status of the women of that culture. Remember that.”

I believe that my intent in the use of the word (more…)

FRESH PRINCE, SAMMI and FRENCH ELECTION 2012

March 6, 2012

Tags: delorys welch tyson, neuilly sa mere, french films, french elections, expat blogs, life in france, black women in europe, black women in frnace

We tend to rent or buy our French movies because we find it rather penible to sit through a French movie in the theater. When one considers the various regional accents, dialects and all, I usually use the hearing impaired mode as well, to help me along.

Sometimes a French movie plot line vaguely (more…)

Blaxpat Quote For February

February 22, 2012

Tags: barbara chase ribaud, black women writiers in france, black women artists in france, women artists in europe, americans in france, expat blogs

author/artist, Barbara Chase Ribaud
“ too muh love like too much rain begets large and bloody pools of discontent. I see my winter marked in your eyes. Whoever told you I was perfection?” excerpt from Valide by Barbara Chase Ribaud

My French Destiny 2012

January 30, 2012

Tags: french elections 2012, sarkowzy, royale, hollande, delorys welch tyson, Ladyfingers: a novel, expat blogs

Who are deeze guys?
Sometimes, I feel a little queezie. Especially on days when I allow my self to contemplate too profoundly on my life, here, in France. I start wondering what will become of us (my husband and I) since we have placed our destiny in the hands of these people:

Nevertheless, each time I slip into (more…)

Is Immitation Truly Flattery? Or Not!

December 30, 2011

Tags: jewish holidays, kwanza, menorah, kinara, delorys welch tyson, gingersnaps:a novel, black expat blogs, expat blogs

Menorah
Charles Caleb Colton (1782-1832) was an English cleric, author and art collector who was also well known for his eccentricities. The quote, “Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” has been attributed to this gentleman.

The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-branched ancient lampstand made of gold and used in the (more…)

A Logical Sequence of Events

November 13, 2011

Tags: foreclosures, occupy wall street movement, occupy america movement, american middle class, expat blogs, black women in europe.

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Recently I received a letter from a male friend in response to a blog I wrote concerning the precarious situation in regard to the precarious state of the European Union. My friend, a native New Yorker, is an educator, activist and Fulbright scholar and has for decades lived on the West Coast. Here is (more…)

Making Friends

November 8, 2011

Tags: expat blogs, making friends abroad, advice for foreign travellors, frienship, love, Larry flint

Some have said that, as a foreigner, it's difficult making friends abroad. This is what I tell them:




"The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, (more…)

The Occupy Wall Street Movement

November 6, 2011

Tags: wall street, occupy wall street movement, expat blogs, black expat blogs

Being far, far away and all, in France, surrounded by EU madness, I am completely baffled by what this Wall Street Movement is really about.

I’ve been wondering, though, if perhaps this brochure, from the Wall Street Language Institute, may be at the heart of the matter?






Really…they gave me this!

I Was Running Late

October 11, 2011

Tags: world trade center, expat blogs, black women in europe, black writers in france

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I realize that this is October 11th…an entire month after most have posted their remembrance of 9/11. Finally here is mine.


So sorry about running late!

We had already been living in France, in Villefranche Sur Mer, for over two years on that fateful day when we were running late for an (more…)

Falling In Love With French

August 27, 2011

Tags: writers quotes, expat blogs, delorys welch-tyson, writers blogs, quote about france

“Whenever I hear French spoken as I approve, I find myself quietly falling in love”


Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton quotes (British politician, poet, critic and, 1803-1873

Graffiti in Monaco? Yo Man...That's Whack!

August 4, 2011

Tags: graffiti, art in monaco, expat blogs, delorys welch tyson, hip hop culture

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***Whack: an event, action, or thing which makes no sense or is contrary to a logical course of action; something entirely disagreable or undesirable; A non-sequitor;

ie: "That's whack! "

No way. It's not whack, people...actually it was ***dope!

***dope: adj. cool, nice, awesome

Okay...enough. Since I'm closer to the Woodstock Generation than (more…)