Que Vuitton de plus?

I’m absolutely amazed at the incredible exhibition I was able to enjoy at the Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Let me share my favorite from my favorite city…. this is a purely subjective selection, a tribute from a cosmopolitan to a real cosmopolitan master! Indeed who could be more cosmopolitan than this Russian collector of French artists ? La collection Chtchoukine est un mythe de l’histoire … Continue reading Que Vuitton de plus?

Les primes errent en France

Depuis un temps certain, je me désole de la superficialité et de l’inconsistance des campagnes présidentielles en France. Je les mets sciemment au pluriel car c’est une cacophonie de voix et l’élection des “maillons faibles” de chaque camp. Serait-ce l’inadéquation d’un système permettant à tous de venir fausser le jeu de l’adversaire? Continue reading Les primes errent en France

Sicily: Longing for Syracuse…

Images speak for themselves….I adored Sicily but Syracuse was my ultimate favorite!I still can’t explain it but this city went into my heart even deeper than Trapani…despite the grandiose other marvels I was lucky to enjoy and keep close to my heart!Sicily….I already long to be back to your hospitable shores! Continue reading Sicily: Longing for Syracuse…

Sicily…or is it Greece?

I never expected Trapani to be a Baroque Mecca!!! I made that stop in order to visit the Aegade Islands, but Aeole again made it impossible… I posted some photos from my night wandering in my previous post but here is a selection of my day pictures. This country finds me in almost constant amazement…it’s not only the wealth of architectural styles and eras but of … Continue reading Sicily…or is it Greece?

Republicans created Donald Trump, their albatross, by Renford Reese

I’m amazed at the number of disappointed lower middle class friends who have become enraged against Obamacare and their taxes raise to the point of being blinded to the very accurate depiction of Trump you are about to read. It seems that no matter what we write or fact check or analyze, we only contribute to making this buffoon more popular. I had to laugh … Continue reading Republicans created Donald Trump, their albatross, by Renford Reese

La Seule Exactitude

Universitaire souvent drôle, toujours sérieux, précis, fidèle et consciencieux, Alain Finkielkraut, dans La Seule Exactitude, cite profusément et clairement ses sources et dans cet ouvrage, la palme revient à Levinas, Peguy et Heidegger. Avant de vous agiter pour cette dernière référence, lisez toutes les citations qui sont évidemment le fruit de ma lecture subjective. Je regrette toujours qu’Alain Finkielkraut persiste à lire le monde à travers son prisme un peu trop issu de Samuel Huntington alors que la lecture bien plus intelligente de Benjamin Barber lui serait infiniment profitable. Continue reading La Seule Exactitude