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A Book Review From a French American blogger

Blackgammon, by Heather Neff
Recently, I read a book review by a blogger who lives, as I do also, in the South of France. She gave me permission to share this review of the novel BLACKGAMMON by Heather Neff with the readers of my blog.

Here it is:

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America...Invest in a Pair of Eyeglasses...PUL-EESE!!!

I was on a transatlantic flight not long ago, where I decided to watch a re-run of The Bill Cosby Show.
Although decades had passed, I clearly recalled the controversy it elicited throughout the nation…particularly among it’s black population. There had been outraged cries of “Blacks don’t live like that!”, “
"This  Read More 
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A Logical Sequence of Events: Part 2

Let me pick up where I left off…
Now, when there are two paychecks in a household a family unit might develop an erroneously inflated sense of economic worth. Suddenly the family finds that they are paying outrageous prices for small, often unnecessary things. The traffic suddenly decides to bear surrealist prices for flotsam  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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The European Union Blues

"Get this guy out of our organization!"
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White Trash Europe or What The Hell Am I Doing In This Neighborhood?

First let me emphasize the fact that I neither designed this Tee Shirt nor coined this phase. Nevertheless, it brings up the topic of why there are such troubling conditions and conflicts in the European Union.

For those  Read More 
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