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TV Series: Breaking Bad Redux – A look back to the end of S03E12 and E13 – Half Measures and Full Measure


 I am so excited about the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad S05 that will air starting this August that I am watching with relish each of the episodes once again. I am up to the end of Season 3 … Continue reading

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More Paris Burgers: Loulou’s Friendly Diner – A Great Left Bank Grill


A reader of this blog and colleague suggested Loulou’s to me months back and I was finally in the neighborhood to be able to check it out. On the Blvd St Germain within striking distance of The Abbey Bookshop (stop … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Vintage Movie Review: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)


I had a few hours to kill on a Paris-Stockholm flight on Wednesday so I decided to watch what was probably the best of the thus-far 6 Star Wars films, The Empire Strikes Back. I remember very clearly standing in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hiyao Miyazaki’s Ponyo (2008) – A Delightful Take on The Little Mermaid


As always, Miyazaki enchants with Ponyo. It is the story of a little boy of 5 living with his mother high on a cliff overlooking the sea. Sosuke finds what he thinks is a goldfish trapped in a bottle and … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews: Sherlock Holmes (2009 and 2011) vs. Sherlock vs. Doyle’s Original


Continuing my series of Sherlock Holmes posts, I wanted to share my thoughts about the two Robert Downey, Jr movies from 2009 and 2011 about Holmes and compare them to the recent BBC TV series and the original books. The … Continue reading

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Chasing the Cachelot: The New Bedford Whaling Museum


I can’t quite explain my current mania for whaling museums. I find whaling to be brutish and unnecessary, but perhaps it is due to my long-standing admiration for Moby Dick and my tendency to go super deep in subjects that … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)


Finally, a great super-hero movie! The monthly geek movie night here in blustery Paris was attended by a record crowd of 6: comein.com, total.com, m.poulet, papa.de.virgile, et kerhaourn plus myself (sorry but I couldn’t think of better pseudonyms for some … 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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Travel with Kids: The harrowing return flight


The flight back home from Miami wasn’t actually as bad as I had imagined. Since it was a night flight, they were relatively tuckered out. My son slept across two seats. Since I had taken the window seat but behind … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Venetian Pool and Allen’s Drugstore


Once back from Naples, I took my son on his raincheck over to one of my childhood favorites: Venetian Pool in Coral Gables on De Soto Road. Now, granted it has changed over the years – the hole in the … Continue reading

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