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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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    • New ideas don't win really. What happens is that the old scientists die and new ones come along with new ideas.

        --Max Planck (1858-1947)

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Man in London parades with sandwich board saying "Fuck the poor"... general horror. He changes it to "Help the poor"... and no one looks at him. It is a stunt by charity Pilion Trust.