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In Solidarity

  Today in Paris, the other shoe dropped. The satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo has been under threat for years now from militant Islamists for “blasphemy.”  Their offices have been bombed, and the editor, Stephane Charbonnier, has lived since 2011 with a personal bodyguard. … Continue reading

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Croissants for a Frosty Morning!

So many people sang the praises of oatmeal on a frosty morning in the previous post, November Morning, that perversely I found myself longing for something totally different. In fact, for a croissant! But not just any croissant. Such a croissant … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Sit There — Watch Something!

Some people are easy-going about lots of things in life, for instance, where to sit in a movie theater. Others are pernickety; alas,I am a queen of the pernickety. I thought of this today as we went to the movies … Continue reading

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