Why a daily routine is so important

I never thought I'd say that, but I do sun salutations (Surya namaskar) every morning...and I enjoy it. There, I said it. But that was not always the case. I lived and traveled around Asia for years and joined my first yoga class in South Korea. I was not convinced and soon dropped out. I … Continue reading Why a daily routine is so important

The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

My fascination for John Singer Sargent, the 19th century American portraitist, started in the fall of 2018, on a rainy day. The Manhattan gloomy sky and the chilly temperatures were the perfect excuse to meander the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Upon arrival, I checked the docent guided tours on offer that day and opted … Continue reading The Inspirational Portrait of Madame X

Les Aventures de Mademoiselle Annie

Dans ce roman drôle et tendre à la fois, tout oppose Mademoiselle Annie, femme rangée qui n’aime pas bousculer sa routine, et Monsieur André, extravagante star de Broadway. Et pourtant, le hasard (et des problèmes de plomberie) va les réunir. Vous aimez New York ? Alors suivez ces personnages tellement attachants dans cette comédie new … Continue reading Les Aventures de Mademoiselle Annie

The Seagull

The white-winged seagulls hovering over our neighborhood rooftops never fail to surprise me. Their characteristic, shrilly ha-ha-ha alarm call are a daily reminder that the ocean is close by. After his first and only trip to New York City, in 1946, Albert Camus wrote: 'Parfois, au-delà des gratte-ciels, le cri d'un remorqueur vous surprend dans votre … Continue reading The Seagull