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Stillness and Jitters in Paris: My Study in Espresso

Learning to love Parisian Cafés and embracing the cliché I learned to love coffee the first time I lived in Paris, a wide-eyed college student on a yearlong study abroad program.  The previous year I had only flirted with French vanilla — only during exams with a nihilistic helping of cream.  And for two years…

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“Hunger is a good teacher”: learning from Hemingway in Paris

Le Dome was too pricey. So was Le Globe.It was my third day in Paris and I’d been existing on fruit and le pain au saucisson (hard sausage and butter on fresh … or not so fresh … bread).I’d pushed myself to get to Paris after my job vanished.I found that the food prices…

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