Emmanuel Macron.. Président..?

Emmanuel… Macron…

“France’s… young meteor…

Blazes Trail to Élysée”…

Headlined Michael Sheridan’s article in The Sunday Times…

Watching the man give a speech yesterday night on the French channel TF1… pledging to implement the most famous three words in French history “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” mesmerised and enthralled an audience of 16,000 at the stadium in Lyon…

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American Graduate School in Paris: Its 11th International Conference…

I was invited to attend the 11th International Graduate School Conference last week, taking place at the American Graduate School in Paris (AGS).. an intimate French and American accredited graduate school specialising in International Relations and Diplomacy Masters degree programs in a prime Left Bank location.

This year’s intensive Two-Day Conference was entitled: “The Complexity of Religion in International Relations: Theoretical, Legal, and Geopolitical Perspectives”…

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If Only Walls Could Talk… Hôtel de Talleyrand

If only walls could talk… then this elegant 18th century private home (hôtel particulier) in the centre of Paris would fill our ears for hours. Known today as the Hôtel de Talleyrand, it was originally designed and built between 1767 and 1769 for Louis Phélypeaux, Comte de Saint-Florentin, one of the most influential figures of the reign of Louis XV…

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Homage to Paris.. Café de Flore…

À Paris… aujourd’hui…

We… celebrated…

Life… at…

Café… de Flore…

“Toujours”… reminiscent of “les grands philosophes”.. artists.. poets…

Proust… Sartre…

Voltaire… Balzac…

Matisse… Camus…

Oh… and Coco Chanel… among the many that represent and embody the great civilisation that is…

La.. France…

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Paris… Mon Amour…

I stood… “face à face”…

In front of…

La Place de la République…

It was… tragic…

But… beautiful…

Tragic…

Due to the carnage that robbed life from the young… the vulnerable… the full of life…

Beautiful…

Because of the… compassion and love…

Of humanity… to humanity…

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Of Human Tragedy…

Having fractured my arm recently…

I reluctantly settled down to catch-up on reading the latest chaos going on in this turbulent but beautiful planet of ours.

The first headline was…

“Tiny victim of a human catastrophe”…

Followed by… “Two little brothers, one epic tragedy”…

Also…

“Europe’s despairing leaders”…

“We can’t cope with this tide”…

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Twelve Shades.. of Shame…

“Twelve… Years…

A… Slave”…

Rather…

Twelve…. shades…

Of… shame…

How…

Did human psyche… dip into the depths of its…. pathological disintegration…

Why…

Was such demeanment… humiliation… and chilling cruelty… inflicted upon fellow humans…

The much praised 2013 period drama… an adaptation of the 1853 memoir by Soloman Northup… “Twelve Years a Slave”… was imposed upon us on the small screen… “la télé”…

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