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Although I am a deeply competitive person, one game I have always loathed and have always been terrible at is poker. This is because my basic life philosophy — if you love something, go all in — is a terrible poker strategy. The past four occasions I’ve played Texas hold ‘em, I’ve lost all my money in the first 20 minutes because of misguidedly going all in on unsuitable occasions. Continue reading →

New York & A Non-Early Adopter

I remember reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point back in 2000 or 2001 and thinking rather humbly that I may not be an innovator but at least I was an early adopter. Ha! As time marches and technology sprints, I find myself clinging to the familiar. How bad is it? Well let’s just say last week I discovered an exciting new way to listen to music. Anybody heard of Spotify? I think it is going to be big… Continue reading →

Rencontres de Bamako

After having spent the better part of two months immersed in the world of African photography, I am delighted to the Biennale Africaine de la Photographie is now upon us. I was asked to translate the essays in the exhibition catalogue and oversee the overall proofreading. Nothing is more delightful that paid work that allows you to discover new artists… Continue reading →

Halloween in France

So, we’re on Year 3 of a Five Year Plan to make my village the Halloween capital of France. To be honest, I am startled at how well it is going. My love for Halloween has been well-chronicled, but what are the chances that I end up buying a house in a village filled with wonderful people who are utterly eager for a Halloween party? Continue reading →

Marseille Reading

For the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure to work on the foundation for the Marseille, je t’aime film project. It’s been a delight to once again be involved in a cultural project in my favorite city and there will certainly be more news about the movie in this space in the near future. Continue reading →

Like. This. Please.

Fantastic news: a brilliant new film project has landed in Marseille and I am their English liaison. The plan is to make a Cities of Love movie. These are a series of films that gives celebrated directors and actors (think Coen brothers, Scarlett Johansson, Shia Labeouf, etc. etc.) a carte blance to make interconnected short movies that explore the notion of love within one city. There’s already been Paris, je t’aime, New York, I Love You, and Rio, Eu Te Amo. Berlin and Delhi are in production. And we are going to make Marseille, je t’aime. Continue reading →

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