2 must-see classic French films
A story about first love, so sweet and tender — and so fragile. And a story about transporting a very special car from Paris to Amsterdam.
What could go wrong?
The tale of the green apple
Once upon a time there was a garden in which stood an apple tree of the most imposing kind. Full of green, but still tiny fruits destined to become big, red, juicy apples in a few months.
Of daffodils and tanks
Daffodils in the depth of winter: Will they stand against ice, wind and rain? A country overtaken by an invasion: Can it endure? Lessons amidst frailty.
Your new trip around the sun
A few days into the new year, a friend greeted me this way: “I hope you enjoyed these first days of your new trip around the sun.” — Say what?
Mark was on a train heading home after seeing his friend Sabrina over a weekend. A pleasant visit.
The last moments at the train station kept lingering in his mind.
Rivendell is a magical place in J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing. Couldn’t possibly exist in real life. Or does it? Turns out it does and I went there. Without knowing at the time.
2 book series that will expand your world
A book series focuses on a longer story arc or common characters. It’s an opportunity to go on a longer journey and discover the story and its world more deeply.
Going nuclear is back on the table
For a long time, nuclear attacks were expected in any war in Europe. It was part of the fear we lived with.
And now the nuclear attack option seems to be back on the table.