Sang-froid in the Third: The Parisians Outside
Sang-froid in the Paris chill

Sang-froid in the Third: The Parisians Outside

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Sang-froid: (literally, cold blood) Self-possession or imperturbability especially under strain. Calmness, coolness, placidity, repose, serenity. (Webster’s) Though the weather may be frightful, Parisians sit outside anyway. On a cold Sunday, cloudy and only 10 degrees…

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A Little Education: Profiles of India 4

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This is the fourth set of profiles of people we have met in India. In this post, meet two people for whom education becomes a mixed blessing. (For the previous profiles, click Profiles 1 or…

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Vortical Feats: The Attraction of Sedona
Cathedral Rock vortex

Vortical Feats: The Attraction of Sedona

Over 5000 of them, archaeologists believe, thrived in the high and low valleys between Flagstaff and Phoenix, places that people even today consider receptive to good, supernatural vibes. Then, for reasons still unknown after about…

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