My Father, Montaigne, and the Art of Living
When my father died in 2012, I inherited his well-read copy of Montaigne’s ‘Essais.’
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We’ll see if she becomes a Francophile like me!What do I know?
Le Monde diplomatique
Le Monde diplomatiquel’arabe, une “langue de France” sacrifiéeles révolutions de Rousseau
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I borrowed a bicycle and explored, in the same way my great-grandfather had gone about on his pony sixty years earlier.
In giving me her pendant, was my mother not only wishing me well on my journey but handing over our family’s story?
In my grief over my grandmother’s death, I derived solace from the idea that something could still be done to benefit her, that she hadn’t left us but was just in a different place.
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