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I haven’t been here in a long time, and I’ve really missed it. I’ve missed you all! I’ve been in a vortex – tunnel – tidal wave – whatever you wanna call it of selling, buying and moving houses. And … Continue reading
Posted in SO NOTED, WHAT TO DO Tagged mise-en-place, npr 10 Comments
Mise-en-place: a way of life
It’s no secret. I’m not very good at blogging while I’m working. I’m a freelancer, and the work I do requires full-on attention when I get it. Usually I’ll have three days or a week or three weeks (if I’m … Continue reading
Posted in WHAT TO DO Tagged mise-en-place, npr 14 Comments
The voting results are in!
I know. I know. We’re likely to see days of legal battles before we know who the next president of the United States is likely to be, but The Daily Cure/Harry’s Bar straw pole has reached a pretty definitive conclusion. … Continue reading
Posted in FRANCE, WHAT TO DO Tagged Harry's New York Bar Paris, politics, Presidential election, straw poll, straw vote, winner 1 Comment
Cocktails and presidential polls
The Daily Cure is usually closed on Saturday, but this morning’s local paper, L’Yonne Republicaine, had a little article too good to pass up. Apparently, Harry’s New York Bar in Paris (5 Rue Daunue, or as the window announces to … Continue reading
Posted in FRANCE, WHAT TO DO Tagged American election, cocktail, democracy, Harry's Bar, Obama, Paris, Romney, straw poll, vote 5 Comments
Postcard #17: Never forget.
First thing this morning, almost, I went downtown to the Picasso exhibit at the Palazzo Reale. Even though it doesn’t include “Guernica,” the show starts with a massive projection of the piece in the amazing Sala delle Cariatidi, the Caryatid … Continue reading
Posted in ITALY, POSTCARDS, WHAT TO DO Tagged caryatids, Guernica, memory, Milan, Palazzo Reale, Picasso, remember, Sala delle cariatidi, World War 2 5 Comments
“Habituating” myself, Jefferson-style
I know it’s dreadfully tacky to begin articles, essays and thoughts in general with quotes, but indulge me. Being in the country makes me think about other people for whom country living is or was important. And so, sometimes, I … Continue reading
Posted in FRANCE, WHAT TO DO Tagged country, lone tree, philosophy, Thomas Jefferson, walking 8 Comments
Old thing. New life.
Vacation’s over. Time to get to work—scare up a project or two, roll up the shirt sleeves and apply some muscle. God knows there are enough of them (projects, I mean) lying around waiting to be ticked off the list. … Continue reading
Posted in FRANCE, WHAT TO DO Tagged coral bells, gardening, gardening étagère, old ladder 3 Comments
Hanging right out there
‘Tis the season—well, actually, when isn’t it?—to eschew your fine urban frocks and to hang out unselfconsciously on your own balcony. ‘Tis the season to be plucking dead leaves from your geraniums. Watering. Humming a mindless tune. Perhaps sipping on … Continue reading
Posted in ITALY, WHAT TO DO Tagged balconies, hanging out, Italia, Italy, Milan 4 Comments