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The stuff of dreams, yet real.

Three a.m., and the rigors of international air travel have put your internal clock at odds with sleep. You arise in the dark and step to the broad, open window. Only a horizontal rod of iron separates you from the … Continue reading

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MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE: Why Lions Never Sleep

It was generally accepted among the common folk in that often  bleak, thousand year stretch between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance (when lions were but a distant memory in Western Europe and very rarely seen) that … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Europe Past: Three More Haunting Tales

Our fascination with  ghosts begins in our earliest years. Perhaps as children we are more open to specters lurking just beyond our everyday reality, and as adults we begin to tune them out.  For the kid in you, here are … Continue reading

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HOW TO EMBARRASS YOURSELF IN A THREE-STAR PARISIAN RESTAURANT

Those of you who follow my posts on traveling in Europe already know that I prefer cozy, family-run restaurants.  We’ve tried the gastronomique route, with all the foam and inventive cooking techniques imaginable.  And it isn’t always easy when two of your … Continue reading

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EUROPE IN THE MORNING

What is it about dragging yourself out from under that down comforter, pulling on some clothes, and setting forth on foot early–not five a.m. early, but six, or six-thirty or even seven–when the sun has just begun to reclaim the … Continue reading

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