the color of brandy

. Apricots by Larry D. Thomas A few blocks off the plaza, in the Santa Fe evening light the color of brandy, on the street below the branches of the tree, they glowed in rosy, yellow hues as if a god had ripped the sundown, rolled it into fuzzy, dimpled balls, and flung them to…

STORIES by Michal Rovner

. The Musée du Louvre – in English, the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre – is one of the world’s largest museums; the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district)….

under siege

. A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. The term derives from sedere, Latin for “to sit”. Generally speaking, siege warfare is a form of constant, low intensity conflict characterized by one party holding a strong, static defensive position. Consequently, an opportunity…

The Morning After ….

The Morning After …. Maureen McGovern There’s got to be a morning after If we can hold on through the night We have a chance to find the sunshine Let’s keep on lookin’ for the light This is Michelle’s high-tech kitchen. Espresso Machine Philips Handmixer iPad Now this is where it gets interesting. iPad with…

A picture is worth a thousand words

If you would have to take a picture that represents Beirut, this would have to be it …. …. Corniche … Ras Beirut ….. probably 7 o’clock in the morning …. .

Ice Cream in Paris … again …

Ice Cream à Paris … The only thing for me that comes close to a good chocolate cake is ICE CREAM. I love eating ice cream and I love making ice cream. There is nothing in the world that tastes like chocolate ice cream that just came out of the ice cream machine …. NOTHING …….

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

…. and Boats …. … and still dreaming of Paris.  The waters of the River Seine have always been the heart and soul of Paris. Paris has been invaded, occupied, and conquered by its share of foreigners over the course of two millennia, many of whom arrived by this waterway. On our boat ride up and…

To Be Or Not To Be in Paris

It seems that Parisians have a capacity of being, which is so much different from other cities. Or it at least seems that way. Moving around the waterway in this city gives a glimpse of recreation we are not really prepared for. Sandy beaches, waterfront sunbathing, Sand, sun and the Seine Including obligatory sand castles….

Everybody Paris

Paris Everybody After a couple of days of what felt like autumn rains, it has cleared and feels like a lovely spring day. Sun is out and a cool breeze is blowing. Everybody wants to be to Paris. Judging by the contrails in the sky, it is quite busy up there. It was a public…