Category Archives: France

BOOKS AS COMFORT FOOD

In times of stress, some people turn to comfort food; I turn to books. Books don’t have any calories and they give us comfort food for thought. This weekend, in the aftermath of Friday night’s horror in Paris, BuzzFeed Books’ … Continue reading

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“TIME FOR TIME” IN THE NEW YEAR

Last Sunday morning, I spent my time writing a draft blog of Ten New Year’s Resolutions. It was intended to be both serious and amusing because (1) I am serious about these things and (2) I think some of them are … Continue reading

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Five years ago, a French friend explained to me what it meant to “make time for time.” It’s a lovely expression for an all-too-rare practice: making time to appreciate the time we have on this earth. The occasion was a … Continue reading

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