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February 18, 2017
February 18, 2017 (049/365)

“A bottle of wine begs to be shared" ~ Clifton Fadiman
Piper saw on Google that today is National Drink Wine Day.
Enjoy a glass with a friend!

Yes, Piper knows the word, goûter ;)

French Friday: Le Mur

February 17, 2017
le 17 février 2017 (048/365)

In honor of la Saint-Valentin this week, 
say « Je t'aime » -- "I love you" in 250 languages!

[Le mur des je t'aime - Places des Abbesse - Montmartre, Paris]


February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 (047/365)

"The art challenges the technology, 
and the technology inspires the art. ~ John Lasseter

Uniquely Portable Magic

February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 (046/365)

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ~  Stephen King

One of my favorite things about traveling, especially flying, is the luxury of spending several, nearly-uninterrupted hours thoroughly immersed in a book. I used to struggle with the heft of so many novels and biographies that I would purposely leave finished books in public places for lucky kindred spirits to discover. Happily, in this age of ebooks (and costly airline fees for checked bags), I no longer limit myself to just a couple volumes. Before leaving, I load my iPad with new books as well as favorites that reflect my destination or situation.

In a week, I will be leaving for Paris. I've decided to re-read Hemingway's A Moveable Feast (a perennial favorite) and The Hotel on Place Vendôme (more on that later). But I'm also relying on you, my fellow bibliophiles -- especially the francophile bibliophiles, to suggest more "portable magic." What are you reading these days? What are your favorites? In fact, why limit the sharing? I may not leave physical copies in vacation destinations anymore, but I'd love to share recommendations and reviews with you on Goodreads -- let's be friends! 

Valentine's Day

February 14, 2017
February 14, 2017 (045/365)

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, 
how much a heart can hold." ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
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