Devon’s Magical Eiffel Tower Day

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The Eiffel Tower is much more than the iconic architectural image of Paris and probably all of France.  It’s an everlasting expression of the 7-year-old imagination, or at least that of our granddaughter Devon.  Today, after seeing pictures of the tower and hearing stories about it since before she could talk, Devon joined us on…

On the Paris Street Where We Live

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Our apartment is about five blocks from the magnificent Luxembourg Gardens in a corner of the 6th Arrondissement near Montparnasse.  It’s a bit like bridging the Upper West Side (our immediate neighborhood) and Paramus, N.J., represented by the massive stores and malls about four blocks in the opposite direction. Best part of the neighborhood: The…

The Eiffel Tower Awaits

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In June 2007,  just a few months before the birth of our first grandchild, Kathy and I returned from a five-month sabbatical in France. We loaded a few thousand photographs onto my computer, picked a few hundred to develop, and then chose a dozen or so to blow up, frame and mount on our living…