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Wilde Tomb

I was in Paris for five days last week - mostly work, little play - but did make the time to finally visit Père Lachaise, the cemetery where Frederic Chopin, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison, among other luminaries, are buried. The most interesting tomb is that of Oscar Wilde, whose fans really know how to pay their respects. Here's a quick slide show…
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July pic(k)s

I felt like singing Free Bird when I spotted this sculpture on the back of a building on the Rue Guilleminot in Paris. My absolute favorite for the month was this one, but I posted it here already. Twenty personal favorites from July, shot in Paris, Oslo and Rome, are here. Previous pic(k)s of the month: Paris 068, originally uploaded by pirano.
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SAS strike in Paris

Stumbled onto this on my way out on Sunday evening (19-Jul) at about 7 pm, striking SAS workers at De Gaulle's…

Empty Prayer, Empty Mouths

No, this has nothing to do with McCain-Palin. Here's a silver anniversary memento I'm looking forward to: a remastered two-CD 25th anniversary edition of REM's Murmur, their first full-length release, to be released just in time for the worst shopping season of a generation (or two). Murmur was actually released in April of 1983, but this year's…
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French baggage

More organizing -- here are a few bottles from a recent trip to Paris, and again seeking thoughts, experiences etc.…

Lest we forget.

Lest we forget indeed. Today marks the fourth anniversary of a profound day in recent U.S. political history, one that clearly illustrated the asinine adolescent pathetically juvenile depths to which debate has sunk in BushLand. And typically, the frightwing nuts don't even realize the joke's on them. Not that it's that much of a laughing matter.…
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