A Quiet Paris
Mar16

A Quiet Paris

I know there is a lot going on in everyones lives right now, but I did feel that I owe those of you that follow my blog, an update. I am currently holed up in my apartment in Paris. Everything is closed except grocery stores and fortunately, I do have one my street two doors away and supplies are not a problem. My only hardship comes from knowing the possibilities now shuttered just outside my door. I know that three blocks away, when...

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Amsterdam 2020
Mar06

Amsterdam 2020

I am safe and sound in Amsterdam, but I have had my usual bout with jet lag that seems to get worse with my age. It is difficult to come from Santa Fe and suddenly tell your body that you know it is 11 PM in Santa Fe, but it is time to get up and have breakfast where you are. Do not misunderstand me. I am in Amsterdam and I am loving it. Saturday night I went to the Concert hall or Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and listened to the Royal...

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It’s Never Too Late for Paris
Feb12

It’s Never Too Late for Paris

I am sorry for all the confusion, but I am reposting this now that I believe the issues with the subscriber list are fixed and I want to be sure it gets to everyone. My excitement level is building like a tidal wave. I am only two weeks away from heading back to Europe. I cannot wait to be spending the next two months gazing upon incredible art, eating incredible food and seeing old friends and meeting new ones. On January 21st I was...

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The Glorious Museums of Paris
Apr13

The Glorious Museums of Paris

Paris has always been a magnet for artists of all kinds. Maybe they came because they knew they would find people here who understood them and appreciated what they were trying to do. I am not sure anyone knows exactly why, but the French have always seemed to have an understanding of how important a role the arts play in nourishing the soul and encouraging the human sprit. The French Ministry of Culture and Communications has a...

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Art Paris Art Fair
Apr06

Art Paris Art Fair

You know I am an art history junkie, but I have really come to appreciate art in all of its forms. If someone creates something that causes you to pause and focus on its beauty to the exclusion of all else in the world, even for a precious moment, that is art. I know that is the broadest of definitions, but it is really what it is all about. If you are engrossed in the sounds of a symphony by Mozart, the spectacle of an Opera by...

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I Will Always Have Paris
Mar28

I Will Always Have Paris

I have been in Paris for 6 days and it is not been the typical 6 days in Paris. The reason is that I am fortunate enough to still have about 3 weeks to go so there is no reason to rush. I arrived by train Thursday the 21st from Maastricht and focused on getting settled in my vrbo.com apartment in Saint Germain de Pres on the left bank. This was the sixth time I have stayed in this neighborhood so I know it well. I headed out to the...

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