Monthly Archives: January 2007

point de vue paris

THERE HAS YET to appear a US-media article that ‘gets’ Segolene Royal.  Apparently hypnotized–like a scarily high percentage of potential French voters–by her own suggestion, they embrace the Presidential candidate as a cross between Catherine Deneuve and Cardinal Richelieu. But Royal reminds me more of the girl who was the head of our class for […]

point de vue paris

A MIDNIGHT STROLL around the Marais. According to recent rumor, apple trees are budding in the Adirondack mountains.  But here in the paved-over swamp (’marais’, same root as ‘miasma’) signs of this year’s world-wide non-winter are more subtle.  I wear a parka (my ears sting from the wind off the Seine) but boots displayed in […]