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How Paris Keeps House – 1928

“Nearly all French city dwellers live in apartments.  With few exceptions, there is no such thing as the individual house.  Even the rich are mostly confined to one floor, although this may have gorgeous parlours, bedrooms, and all the other … Continue reading

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Travel is a Creative Act

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Listen Closely Because It Will Answer Back

“She loved that house very much.  Whenever we returned to it, from far or near, she grew excited, filled with high spirits.  “Soon we’ll be home!” she would say, and once arrived she would add, “Here we are, we’re home!” … Continue reading

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Calling the French arrogant is a little like saying Romans speak Italian

“It was, Bill Ernst said, a breach of the rules, but he thought the Peruvian officials were going a little hard on the French.  They should be disqualified for that day’s diving, but not for the entire competition. A Chilean … Continue reading

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Grandmothers of the World Unite

You meet the most interesting people when you travel…especially when you travel by yourself.  This anecdote reminded me of some of the characters I have met on my travels! “I leant forward and, and in the curved mirror above the … Continue reading

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An interesting test of Katz’s forbearance

“On the fourth evening , we made a friend.  We were sitting in a nice little clearing beside the trail, our tents pitched, eating our noodles, savoring the exquisite pleasure of just sitting, when a plumpish, bespectacled young woman in a … Continue reading

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Woman, whose nature is to love

” Woman, whose nature is to love home and to cling to all home ties and associations, cannot be torn from that spot that is the little centre of joy and peace and comfort to her, without many painful regrets.  … Continue reading

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