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Is Immitation Truly Flattery? Or Not!

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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  Read More 
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A Logical Sequence of Events

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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  Read More 
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Making Friends

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,  Read More 
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The Occupy Wall Street Movement

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!

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EU Blues...and Still Counting

"Yo, man! How in the hell did that guy get in here?
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The European Union Blues Part 2: The Countdown

"Get that guy out of our organization"
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I Was Running Late

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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  Read More 
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Falling In Love With French

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

L'Art du Graffitti, Monaco
***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  Read More 
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