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Fino’s Guide to the French – Issue #1 – Intro and Double Shot


Hopefully Humorous Observations and Occasional Tips in Dealing with the Gauls and Parisians [Author’s Note for 2014 Re-Publish: To celebrate my 18th year in Paris and the 4th anniversary of this series of post, I am republishing this first article … Continue reading

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2013 in review


Thanks to all my readers that made this happen :) Happy New Year!! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Unmatched Socks


I noticed yesterday that I had six unpaired socks in my socks-n-undies drawer. This caused lots of existential questions to surface to my consciousness. Where did the “other halves” disappear too? Is there a singularity that appears occasionally in the … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from TV: Hank the 21c Everyman


I think that one of the reasons for the popularity (and perhaps quality as well) of the show Californication is how Dave Duchovny’s character is a sort of everyman for our century who is semi-famous but with a truckload of … Continue reading

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2012 in review – Thanks to all my readers!!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Zombie Shootout: Romero vs. Kirkman


I wrote a couple of posts about The Walking Dead a few weeks back and wanted to return to the theme a bit. Those that know me, know that I typically dive DEEP into subjects that I get interested in. … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect Pizza in Paris (well in the 9th anyway)


Following up on my popular burger war posts, I figured I’d mention three pizza spots that I frequent in my neighborhood. But before that, just a blogging note about the power of Facebook. Now, my blog averages about 30-60 hits … Continue reading

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Life During Wartime: Two Moving Testimonies from WWII


[UPDATED AFTER SEVERAL READER COMMENTS - SEE THE LAST PARAGRAPH] Living over here in France, I have run into folks that have lived through events that as an American born in the late 60′s, I have a hard time conceptualizing … Continue reading

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Fino, where have you been?


Yes, O reader, I dropped off the radar there for a little while. I was exhausted following the week in Miami with the kids and took a small blog-hiatus. I’ll try to back-fill over the next few days, but wanted … Continue reading

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Spreading the Love: My First Liebster and Five Nominations


A big hug and thank you going out to Yakisspurr for nominating me for the prestigious (at least in the world of micro-bloggers) Liebster Award. So here it is in all its glory: From what I gather on the web, as … Continue reading

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