Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Cure

Although I’m still lethargic and feeling blue, I have to start my day. My biggest priority is to reach the American Church to see what they have posted on their bulletin board for jobs and room rentals. This is something … Continue reading

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Mireille Bakery

To call Mireille Bakery a “hole-in-the-wall” would not be entirely untrue. Wander along one of the tiny side streets in the 3rd arrondissement, and you might just happen onto it. In fact, were it not for the large placard just … Continue reading

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Birthdays…

Do you know what’s more frustrating than trying to figure out your future at 36? Trying to figure it out at 37. Do you know what makes it all bearable? Paris. And family. And friends. Thanks to all those who … Continue reading

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Paris (Days 3 & 4) – Getting into the Groove

It’s a new day. I get an earlier start, have my daily convo with Marie and hit the city streets. She mentions to me that there’s a library at the Centre Pompidou. The Centre Pompidou is a stylish, modern complex … Continue reading

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Café Le Parvis

Le Parvis is one of my favorite shelters from Paris’s chilly autumn weather. It’s a little café located just outside of the Centre Pompidou in the 4th arrondissement. It has food, beer, wine and all the general offerings of a … Continue reading

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Paris (Day 2) – Sleep and the City

I’m tired. I’m really tired. I could attribute my fatigue just to jet lag, but I know that would not be entirely true. The truth is, as exciting as packing up everything and running to Europe sounds, it’s tiring. For … Continue reading

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Paris (Day 1) – The Search for Food and Lodging

I arrive at the Charles de Gaulle Airport and hear those familiar sounds again: call systems, chimes, announcements. It’s strange to be back. I see changes in the year and a half since my last visit. Most notably a shuttle … Continue reading

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