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The Juppé cushion

I often feel like we’ve slipped into an alternative reality and another more legitimate version of myself is somewhere having a great time, and everything is inconspicuously normal. There are plenty of other hypotheses that attempt to explain the surreality … Continue reading

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To infinity and viande…

“The times they are a-changin’” sang a nasally hippy once. Presumably things are always in some state of flux, and sometimes you notice them more often than others. The other day, I told one of the children I tutor that … Continue reading

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Every man has two countries (but only one of them can play football)

Amis, romains, compatriotes*, montrez-moi l’oreilles. Mais les Anglais surtout, j’ai mots pour vous. La capitulation de l’Angleterre dans le Coupe du Monde a été une source d’embarras national. Aucun « embrassade » – personne ne mérite un baiser après ces … Continue reading

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Clocks & clochards

I’m not sure whether it was the fact I nearly missed my flight from Helsinki that made me so glad to see Paris on Saturday afternoon, but it looked especially beautiful as I descended into Charles de Gaulle. I could … Continue reading

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