Monthly Archives: March 2015

One More To Go

The last Best Picture Oscar nominee to see is The Grand Budapest Hotel.  That’s because I just returned home from an evening showing of American Sniper.  As expected, Clint Eastwood does a masterful job of sharing the terror, betrayal, killing, death, … Continue reading

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867-5309

Choose your number.  Now that France has moved into Central European Summer Time (CEST), friends in Bordeaux are zero, Hershey is 6, Waukesha is 7, Durango is 8, and Sedona and Phoenix and California are 9.  I’d have to know … Continue reading

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Ilôt Louis

Once upon a time, the king of France wanted a Grand Théâtre built in Bordeaux.  He allowed a part of the enormous terrace of the royal Château Trompette to be torn down to provide land for the development and he … Continue reading

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Kinésithérapeutes

Have fun with that one!  I have no recollection of going to my own physical therapy session before yesterday when I had my first of 12 appointments with the kiné.  Confirming that I have little sense of balance was embarrassing … Continue reading

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Selma

So many movies are based on true stories these days that you have to wonder just how much license the producers take in creating drama for potential awards.  I was less than ten when the civil rights movement was sharing … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner

I remember Sundays when I was growing up.  Get up; then dress up to go to church; come home and quickly change, sit down to some form of roast dinner, take a long nap, watch The Wonderful World of Disney; go … Continue reading

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Two Nights on the Couch

While it’s true that I’ve been very busy with some projects bumping into deadlines, it also takes time to redo my bed for warmer months.  There are linens to wash (including pillow covers and mattress pad, a long drying time … Continue reading

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Tax Planning

I attended a two hour tax lecture yesterday presented by and for American expats living in France.  The US does not play nicely in the playground with other countries when it comes to tax laws.  Friends of mine have had … Continue reading

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Travel Planning

According to Goldman Sachs forecasters, the euro and dollar will reach parity by September of 2015 and then the divergence will continue in 2016 and 2017 culminating in the cost of 1 euro being 80 cents.  Time to save for … Continue reading

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Steack de Cheval

Cheval translates to horse and this was an item on today’s restaurant menu…needless to say it wasn’t my first choice.  However, we found out that it’s something like the phrase “raining cats and dogs”…not literal…and steack de cheval is steak … Continue reading

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