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The American apology: “Sorry for trying to be perfect”

Every culture has its own way of offering a public apology while keeping their fingers crossed. The Japanese have their ritual shame, the French go on the I’m-not-half-as-bad-as-the-other-guy offensive, the Russians have their hit squads. The American version is to appeal to a higher cause, the classic “I failed to live up to the standards of the Church thereby letting down all those whom I’ve helped throughout my years of selfless service” apology.
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U.S. National Constitution Center celebrates European nobility

Walking through the historical city of the Founding Fathers, by Independence Hall and the Liberty Ball, I was shocked to see posters for an exhibition currently at the adjacent National Constitution Center entitled “Diana: A Celebration.”
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An official kiss from the French ambassador to the United States seals the deal

May 7, 2009 – I went to Philadelphia last week to attend, along with about 55 other guests, the friendly Francophile ceremony by which Joanne Silver received the decoration of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, the most prestigious …

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The Green Traveler: Arbor Day

Celebrating Arbor Day in New Jersey. When I get back to Paris next week I’m sure to find my plants looking dry and forlorn but alive and willing to be nursed back to health through the spring. The secret to raising plants, I’ve found, is to not get too attached to them.
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GLK and WTI support the arts through Vintage Paris donation

April 2009 – Gary Lee Kraut and Words Travel International, Inc., publisher of France Revisited, are proud to announce their sponsorship of the arts in Philadelphia through a significant donation to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the occasion of …

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