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THIS BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE IS TOO, TOO BLACK FOR FRANCE

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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’ Read More 
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WITH WHOM WILL THEY SHARE THE NOBEL PRIZE MONEY

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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  Read More 
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Ma Vie Française

« 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.
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MY IDENTITY CRISIS

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

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

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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  Read More 
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THE LOST ART

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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!
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Poaching For Euros: Part 2

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.”

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FRESH PRINCE, SAMMI and FRENCH ELECTION 2012

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  Read More 
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Blaxpat Quote For February

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“ 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
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My French Destiny 2012

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  Read More 
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