french literature

It’s a Mystery

Something incredible happened last weekend: I read a book.  The best part was that it happened almost without me noticing. Due to the recent birth of my daughter, I’ve been unable to focus on, well, anything.  I am tired, sure, but also just mentally shut off. However, I read the book above over the span […]

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Frencher than the Tour de France

Here in Colombia, we have Tour de France fever. 23-year old Nairo Quintana won second place. The best showing by a Colombian ever. The sight of over a hundred, neon-wearing cyclists circling historic Paris during the Tour’s final stage was exciting but also uncanny. It reminded me of poet Charles Baudelaire running into a swan while […]

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