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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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MAX IN FRANCE – a bittersweet tale of bear love, longing and devotion

Max was a troubled bear. Sure he traveled frequently.  Enjoyed the sights and the companionship of his friends.  But there was more to the bear than met the eye.  His bowtie said it all:  the red-white-blue tricolore of France, a fond but … 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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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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