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TV Series: Magic City S01 – Part 2, Comparing Miami of the 50s to Miami of the 70s and Miami now

As a follow-up to my post about Magic City, I wanted to share a little bit more about my memories of growing up in Miami in the 70s and 80s and compare them to the Miami of the late 50s … Continue reading

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Memories of a lost friend

Do you have some songs that immediately remind you of someone? For me, Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley takes me back to the brief period that I knew a certain AF. I met her almost exactly ten years ago when … Continue reading

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9-11-11: Looking Backwards and Forward

This is a solemn day in rememberance of the catastrophe of September 11, 2001. I remember being at my desk in Les Ulis a little after lunch and having a colleague say (in French), “what the fuck!” and when ever … Continue reading

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Dreams and Memory: color and refraction

In a similar way that Proust linked the sense of taste and smell with deep-seated and long-forgotten memories, it seems to me that mine are linked with music and color as well. It also seems that at least for color, … Continue reading

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Just missed the boat…and memories of fishing in Miami

Off to a well-needed vacation with kid #1 and wife tomorrow. As previously mentioned, I may or may not be able to continue posting from Villars-sur-Ollons. Rest assured however, faithful reader, that you will get a full review of this … Continue reading

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The unburying of memory – a trip to Haïti more than 20 years ago…

Recently I met the brother of a friend of mine that spent the last six months or so in Burkina Faso doing some charitable work in a small village. It immediately reminded me of back in high school when I … Continue reading

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