I have spent a grand total of five days in my life in Paris. We didn’t fall in love. I did fall for some of her many charms and we had a short fling in the spring of 2012.
Over the last day I have written (In my head) a lot about the latest attacks in Paris. Frankly, I have read so many stupid things over the last day that I don’t want to add my own stupidity to the cacophony.
So I am just going to leave you with two things. First, I have met a lot of people in my life. They have been from all sorts of different places with all sorts of different backgrounds. Despite all that diversity they have all had much in common. Most people just want to live their lives, fall in love, have a few kids, and be happy once in awhile.
Secondly here are some pictures of that beautiful place who’s people have been wounded.
This is actually a promotional video for Jamie Cullum heading the Nice Jazz Festival. There are a lot of shots of the Nice area which is one of my favorite places. There might also be few a other reasons I like this video.
I have two interesting connections Liene the author of the blog Femme au foyer. First off, we both graduated from the same university with the same degree. Secondly, she is the only person who follows me using the blogger member thingy. You can see her over there on the left as my one follower. Most people get here through twitter or google+.
The blog begins as an expat blog in France. Liene has arrived in France with her husband and young son to begin a new life as a femme au foyer, or housewife. She takes great advantage of the time in France. She fills the years with travel, another son, and lots of good learning opportunities. Recently they’ve returned to the US where the blog continues to chronicle the growth of the family and travels.
The biggest props I can give this blog is to say it has stayed as interesting and readable after the return to the US. Many expat blogs either fizzle out or become uninteresting once the return home is made. Liene tends to give us long, well written posts, filled with beautiful pictures that document the latest travel or educational opportunity.
Head on over to Femme au foyer and give it a read. As a bonus you’ll learn a lot about Latvian culture.