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    03 April 2008


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    I hope things will work out for Paul.

    Finally read my way through your entire site (back from the beginning in Paris).
    What a lovely entry to finish on. I am so glad for him, and admire your neighbours greatly. It's a lovely thing to do.

    Thank you for the kind words. Yes, my neighbors are wonderful. Paul needs all the help he can get, and I'm back in California now.

    Wow! That was a very intense story. I really hope things will work out for Paul! It is so wonderful that you have the opportunity to help him and that your neighbors were so involved to want to help out, as well. I admire all of you. Please keep us posted. I feel so bad about Paul's predicament. It's a tough way to grow up! You are a blessing to him!!!

    Thank you thank you. Sedulia. What a wonderful story. In one post, a microcosm of French society. Incredible. Anyone who reads this story will understand so much about "How it Works" in France.
    I was so touched by every line.

    Bravo to all for helping out Paul.

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

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    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.