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Entries from February 2009

A Favorite Quote – A Passage From Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

February 28th, 2009 · By Lynn

Maya Muses: I was on the phone with a friend from Paris who asked me when we were planning on going back, (Patrick and I go back and forth every year to Paris) and I told her this year I didn’t know.  “I have several doctor appointments scheduled,” I said…..and then we got to talking […]

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Tags: Baby Boomer Babbles · Books and Reviews · Favorite Quotes · Paris - Paname

Is There An Editor In The House?! (Part II)

February 26th, 2009 · By Lynn

Maya Muses:  If you missed part I, these will bring a smile to your face.  If you happen to be an editor,   then some of these will probably make you cringe!           

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Tags: HaHaHa! · In The News · Miscellaneous

Rodeo Roundup Parisian Style!

February 25th, 2009 · By Lynn

Maya Muses:  Horses running wild in the streets of Paris….not really.  Just one who felt it was time to head to greener pastures rather than meander in the streets of a gray Parisian winter!

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Tags: HaHaHa! · In The News · Paris - Paname

Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française

February 25th, 2009 · By Lynn

When I first arrived in Paris back in 1971 one of the things that surprised me most was how the French continuously spoke about WWII as though it had happened yesterday. Gee, I would say to myself, it happened 25-30 years ago, let it rest! I was nineteen at the time. Being part of the […]

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Tags: Baby Boomer Babbles · Books and Reviews · Paris - Paname

Mardi Gras In New Orleans, Carnaval Do Rio De Janeiro And Carnevale Di Venezia

February 24th, 2009 · By Lynn

The carnival atmosphere around the world these past few days will culminate today for Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras in New Orleans Some like the way things are done in New Orleans with garish outfits  and young girls (No, I’m not talking about the two guys in the photo!) drinking too much booze, running around the French Quarter […]

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Tags: Entertainment · Miscellaneous

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture But Loses Respect

February 23rd, 2009 · By Lynn

For all of you Slumdog fans, don’t get on my case just because I’m not on the bandwagon with everyone else!  Yesterday Patrick and I went to see Slumdog Millionaire.  After reading all the wonderful things written about this film, I was confident that we would not be disappointed, and disappointed we weren’t, but I can’t […]

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Tags: Books and Reviews · Entertainment · Is Anyone Listening?

Salma Hayek Exchanges Vows With François-Henri Pinault

February 22nd, 2009 · By Lynn

When Mexican soap star turned international star, Salma Hayek, got engaged two years ago I wrote an article about Salma on my then blog, the Paris Traveler.  Her fiancé, who’s also the father of her daughter, Valentina Paloma, is none other than French billionaire and business mogul, François-Henri Pinault, whose family happens to be one […]

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Tags: Entertainment · Fashion · In The News · Paris - Paname

More Nails In Casey Anthony’s Coffin

February 20th, 2009 · By Lynn

If most of the evidence, and her behavior, didn’t already point to Casey Anthony killing her daughter Caylee, then reading her diary will convince the final 1% who are having any doubts, that she’s the culprit! It doesn’t matter whether her fingerprints are or aren’t on the duct tape, because it’s just one detail among […]

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Tags: If....Then.... · In The News · Is Anyone Listening?

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow!

February 18th, 2009 · By Lynn

If there was one thing I had a lot of while growing up, it was hair!  So much of it, that I was constantly getting it thinned out when I was young, but the more I thinned it out, the more it just seemed to grow back in!  I know, you can say the same thing about […]

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Tags: Baby Boomer Babbles · Miscellaneous · Paris - Paname · Travel

Help Bring Sean Home To His Father David Goldman!

February 17th, 2009 · By Lynn

If anyone has noticed the “Bring Sean Home” poster that I put up, it represents a terrifying story for any parent that loses a child.  The last time David Goldman saw his son Sean, he thought his son would be returning home in a matter of weeks.  David said goodbye to his wife Bruna, their […]

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Tags: In The News · Is Anyone Listening? · Political Parlance


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