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valise

| suitcase (feminine noun) | /valiz/

I didn’t plan on writing another blog post until the day of my departure, but it’s 3 AM, and I felt like writing. 171 more words

Pre-France Life

On the Books: In-depth Joan Rivers bio announced

Today Little, Brown and Co. publisher Reagan Arthur announced in a press release that it has inked a deal with Vanity Fair veteran Leslie Bennetts for a tell-all biography of the late entertainment icon Joan Rivers.  438 more words

Books

The hidden history of marijuana

Chris Bennett recently posted a 30-minute documentary of Michael Horowitz describing the resurgence of cannabis use in Europe in the early 1800s, something sparked by Napoleon’s invasion of the Orient. 566 more words

Culture

tatouage

| tattoo (masculine noun) | /tatwaʒ/

If you who follow me on social media sites, you’re aware of my recent tattoo: “mad to live.” The quote hails from Jack Kerouac’s  350 more words

Pre-France Life

Meditation on Rock Hopping

Our hearts give to the earth with fragrant airs
We catch the ground
Hesitant feet letting go of their fear
Little mountains
Gentle giants
To and fro… 46 more words

Poetry

On women "mother-naked before long mirrors": Dorothy Parker's list of literary cliches to avoid

Recently I bought a copy of The Portable Dorothy Parker (Penguin Books, 1973) and am now reveling in her genius and wit. For those unfamiliar with Parker (1893-1967), she was a writer and columnist whose book reviews frequently appeared in  575 more words

Writing