Paris…For Parisians

When you arrive in a new city, especially one as unique and international as Paris, you become hypersensitive to your surroundings. At least I have. Paris is ‘foreign’ to me, in the sense that the natives do not speak English as their first language, and some of their customs and habits are unique. Unique not … More Paris…For Parisians

Go Day

At a cafe in the gold-plated first arrondissement, the expatriate writer perched at the corner of the cafe counter. At a right angle from him sat the Parisian. The Parisian and the expatriate had always nodded, but, not unusual for cafe life, had never introduced themselves. The Parisian always looked like he’d slept in his … More Go Day

Paris Doesn’t Need The Sun Today

Paris doesn’t need the sun today as traffic inches beneath a sky, slate grey, and ducks silently convene on the Seine, dark green, and pedestrians jog and stride along the quai. Paris doesn’t need the sun today it’s golden warmth–un┬ápeu┬áchiche; No, it’s a moody mood just above a brood that holds the city in it’s … More Paris Doesn’t Need The Sun Today

Johnny Hallyday…And Celebrity

One of our frequent contributors, Shaan, asked me to comment about the current celebrity culture that seems to be pervasive in American society right now. It’s an interesting topic, especially in light of the passing of France’s most well-known singer, Johnny Hallyday, who died yesterday. Watching from a distance here in Paris, America’s obsession with … More Johnny Hallyday…And Celebrity