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  • The emigrant's destiny: The foreign country has not become home, but home has become foreign.

    --Alfred Polger (d. 1955), Der Emigrant und die Heimat

    Emigranten-Schicksal: Die Fremde ist nicht Heimat geworden. Aber die Heimat Fremde.

    Between 2007 and 2009, I lived in Los Angeles after living in Paris for many years. My Paris blog (before and after my Los Angeles sojourn) is Rue Rude.

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  • David Harbour from "Revolutionary Road" at Jerry's Diner, trying to pay

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    • If a woman is badly dressed, you notice her dress; but if she is perfectly dressed, she is the one you notice.

        --Coco Chanel (1883-1971)

      Si une femme est mal habillée, on remarque sa robe, mais si elle est impeccablement vêtue c’est elle que l’on remarque.

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    • Big scandal in China over rotten meat provided by major supplier Shanghai Husi to fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks