Monthly Archives: July 2012

NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – The Hat Trick


[SPOILER ALERT: I will attempt to avoid spoilers here but there is a slight chance that I may throw one in so caveat emptor.] In a the forward to his recent book (I am waiting for it to come from … Continue reading

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TV Series: Sherlock S01 (2011) – An Addicting Adaptation


Confession: I have never actually read any of the Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I know, what am I thinking, but you can’t read them all right? The BBC started an amazing adaptation of Sherlock set in … 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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Expo Review: El Greco and the Moderns in Dusseldorf (ending 18 August 2012)


I was working in Germany this week and took advantage of being within striking distance of Dusseldorf to see the current El Greco and the Moderns exhibit. I had previously seen a huge exposition in London in 2004 at the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Youth and Romance in Rhode Island


I took a short break from SciFi flicks to watch Moonrise Kingdom with my wife last weekend. It is a really quirky film from Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums) with Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, and even Jason … Continue reading

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Travel Notes: The Nantucket Whaling Museum – a MUST!


I had the pleasure of a weekend in Boston recently between two working weeks and decided to go see something original and of which I had heard so much: The Whaling Museum on the island of Nantucket. Now, you may … Continue reading

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Travel and Food: Japan and the art of shabu shabu


Last night, we celebrated a family birthday at a wonderful little tiny Japanese restaurant in Paris called Kiku (56 rue Richet in the 9th – FANTASTIC PLACE). During the dinner, my tablemate and I started chatting about travel and food … Continue reading

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