The old man, at the corner of Madison and 76th, was oblivious to the cars honking and the pedestrians rushing home in the drizzle of the early evening. He stood still, staring at the red and white demolition sign screaming “DANGER, KEEP OUT.” This intrusive, ugly sign was ordering him, Felix Menochon, to keep out … More Keep Out!
I was asked that question twice in the past five days. A good question, since I am not a writer by education nor trade. An excellent question, since I write novels and screenplays, in English and in French. To be honest, I had to pause and think about it. Was it a life-long dream to … More Why Do You Write?
Paris, 1999. My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse’s restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you’ll never guess where! Me: …(I never did so fast forward…) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: …? Seoul, 2000. … More Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.
Let the journey begin! And what a journey it has been so far… Let me first introduce my family and myself: My husband Tom is American and has lived in the USSR (yes that long ago!), Italy, France, South Korea, China and Saudi Arabia. His daughter Alexandra was born in Italy and lives today in … More Citizen and author of the world