Enough romance: Paris as a reality check

As much as I would love to keep on my rose-tinted glasses, I can’t accept Paris as a whole without also accepting its truly ugly, tragic parts. . . . → Read More: Enough romance: Paris as a reality check

Language barriers

“Parle l’anglais?” I asked the little boy who sat across the aisle from me on my flight to Paris. He looked to be about 4 years old. At 19, I understood about a third of what he was saying to me in his squeaky French-Canadian accent, and I was desperate for some common ground.

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