Jeanne Koré Salvato

Postings from Godot

in memorium

in memorium

Some of you may have noticed that I refer from time to time to my then-husband, Donald Avery Sharif Graham.

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le four (le oven)

le four (le oven)

France. Food. Right? I have waited this long to tell you not what it’s like to dine our in France, but what it’s like to cook at home.

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thanksgiving

thanksgiving

One of the fun things about being an expat in France is when French people tell you what’s wat in America.

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questions à la française

questions à la française

There’s a French expression se remettre en question. It’s tricky to translate literally, but if you did, it would come out like this: re-put yourself in question.

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welcome (back) to the first post

welcome (back) to the first post

This post is the very first one ever published. We launched on Bloomsday in 2020 on June 16th. And since this Friday is Bloomsday 2023, I thought it would be fun to visit our earliest inspiration.

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blablacar

blablacar

All methods of transport become precious in a French transport strike, even a non-Uber, non-Lyft ride share called BlaBlaCar.

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Chanel

Chanel

When we think of the word “fashion,” we see that it has an interesting dual meaning.

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Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

One of the joys of being an expat living in another country is that you come across something, such as an architect …

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beaubourg

beaubourg

On my recent trip to Paris, I chose to stay close to the Centre Pompidou near the lively section of Paris called le Marais.

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the wait

the wait

Here, in the Gallerie Bessieres located in Chatou, is a photo by Serge Najjar, called The Wait.”

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the people’s choice

the people’s choice

Here is a refresher of each of the seven books we’ve read to have our own version of the contest sponsored by the Center for Fiction in Brooklyn.

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The Five Wounds

The Five Wounds

The last novel in our series of seven, The Five Wounds by Kirstin Valdez Quade, features an unusual background.

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winter

winter

One thing about winter, it seems to me, is that the forward motion we so normally enjoy is not really what we experience during this time.

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charles mingus

charles mingus

Many great jazz musicians have enjoyed fame and success in Paris. Charles Mingus, the great bass player and jazz composer, was one of them.

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terminale

terminale

This is the time of year when high school seniors are madly preparing their applications to go to college. Did you ever wonder what this might be like in a foreign country?

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un mot

un mot

One day, before school correspondence between teacher and parent had gone on-line, my daughter came home with un mot from her teacher.

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pétanque II

pétanque II

In last week’s post we learned (more or less) how to play pétanque, or should I say we learned how pétanque is played.

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pétanque

pétanque

Pétanque is a game which originated in the south of France, played on a dirt or gravel surface.

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brood

brood

The word “brood” is a double entendre, meaning a brood of chickens or even a brood of children, and also “to brood,” which brings to mind someone like Heathcliff in Emily Brontē’s novel, Wuthering Heights.

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foreign banking

foreign banking

In a word, don’t do it! I would like to take you on an imaginary, virtual trip to two different banks to change your home address.

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les numéros

les numéros

The other day I looked at the expiration dare for some tofu. 11/7/22, I read. July 11? What kind of fool does that Food Co-op take me for? This is September!

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