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Lifestyle

I am a writer until 4:30 pm (and all day Wednesday), when I transform into what is essentially a babysitter with ten minutes of teaching English thrown in. I put on my running shoes,...

As the Spring-time draws to a close and the mild temps draw us outside to enjoy the breeze and blue skies, our thoughts drift to what else? Our upcoming Summer vacations! If your itinerary...

When they released me from Hôpital Bichat on April 8, 2011 where I had been since February 4, and had been diagnosed with cancer, I didn’t go home right away because I was still...

As the spring season fast approaches, there seems to be unconscious agreement that dropping everything to bask in a tepid spot of sunshine is a completely self-justified and rational human response. Deadlines and other...

It happens every year, and every year I’m surprised. You’d think I’d be used to the rhythms of Parisian seasons by now, when spring somehow arrives and people emerge from their winter cocoons. It’s...

I entered Hôpital Bichat on February 4, 2011 and ended up spending nine weeks for tests that, in the end, revealed I had cancer. I also had to have a hip replacement operation on...

As far as I'm concerned, my hospital story started on December 1st, 2010 when my Mom passed away in her rest home in New Jersey. I went back to the US for the funeral...

Au restaurant—part 4 Here are some tips and a few common expressions to help you communicate when going to a restaurant in France. This is the final part of the Au restaurant lessons. The waiter may...

Au restaurant—part 3 Here are some tips and a few common expressions to help you communicate when going to a restaurant in France. This is part three of the Au restaurant lessons, here are the...

Au restaurant—part 2 Here are some tips and a few common expressions to help you communicate when going to a restaurant in France. This is part two of the Au restaurant lessons - Stay tuned...

Waiter at les Deux Magots, Paris 6th. Photo by crayolasue. French Lesson: Au restaurant—Part 1 Arriving at a Restaurant & Addressing Your Server Here are some tips and a few common expressions to help you communicate...

Louvre circa 1989. Photo ©nztony PARIS:  A STATE OF MIND by Cathy Fiorello I have friends whose goal is to see the whole world. They keep a list, crossing off where they’ve been, and checking where they’ll...