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Contempt in High Places

Remember Leona Helmsley, “Only the little people pay taxes”? Remind you of Donald Trump about to barge into the White House in flamboyant disregard of laws and ethics? It’s not only mobsters who believe the US Constitution and IRS code are irrelevant to them. Soon one of the most despicable men in American history will […]

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Black experience, flip and deep

I need to write this. Now. I’d heard of a prize-winning novel by a black man writing of black experience. A quick search turned up The Sellout by Paul Beatty.  The Man-Booker prize.  OK! So I read it and loved it — at first.  The urgency of the prose, a burning wick of intensity. If […]

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Parisians Being Parisian

  Whenever I go somewhere I come away wondering what I’ve missed. In Paris not what streets I didn’t follow, but rather on the trodden streets what I missed while looking at it. Did I drink in the cathedral’s master architecture and miss the robin on Mary’s marble toe? Its gimbaling head ticking quickly in all directions, for food, for […]

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A Paris, of Many

  Paris is simultaneously so many adjectives why pretend yours is more valid than Jean Paul the taxi-driver’s, or Walid the TV historian’s or Julia Child the famous chef’s? So here are some photos to convince you I’m not in Kansas anymore. My apartment is in the 3rd arrondissement (or Paris district) of 20 arrondissements. The 3rd […]

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