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FRIENDS INTRODUCE US TO THINGS WE’D NEVER THINK OF

When Todd and I have lunch with a friend who lost her husband not long ago, we’ve become accustomed to a wonderful tradition she and her husband began: opening a bottle of champagne for Saturday afternoons. As I sipped champagne … Continue reading

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THEY DON’T TALK ON THEIR CELL PHONES, BUT THEY DON’T DANCE ON THE PLATFORMS, EITHER.

On French trains passengers must move into the vestibule, where the restrooms are, to talk on their cell phones. They do this without exception, without fault. So mannerly, so polite the French. They don’t, however, dance on the platform, as … Continue reading

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THE MATTERHORN

As a kid living in Fullerton, adjacent to Anaheim, I saw the Disneyland Matterhorn a lot. Although I traveled in Switzerland a few times as an adult, I never thought of going to see the real Matterhorn. Todd and I … Continue reading

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Photo from Wrangler clothing ad campaign

I ran across this photo while browsing the wonderful http://carlo-cologne.tumblr.com/, always a¬†feast for the eyes. The picture is from an ad campaign, “We Are Animals,” used in Europe by the American clothing company. For the story of the campaign, seehttp://thisisnotadvertising.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/wranglerwe-are-animals-campaign-the-story-behind-the-animals/. … Continue reading

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