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Returning to Brussels, the City That Saved My Life 70 Years Ago

My family has always traveled on its stomach. So it was no surprise that when in March 2015 I took my granddaughter, Branching editor Naomi, to revisit my Belgian roots, we would eat well. Our culinary exploits started well. After … Continue reading

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The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Being Polyglot

In April 2014 my husband and I decided to vacation in France. We spent a few days in Paris, visited with some friends in Normandy and then boated up the Rhône and Saone in the Buri, owned by Viking River … Continue reading

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At the Mercy of Strangers: The Book That Keeps Giving

Like many teenagers, I kept a diary. In flowery prose I bemoaned my unrequited love for an older married man. I cherished leftist views of the world and a bombastic philosophy to match. I saw myself as a useless bystander … Continue reading

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A Sentimental Trip to the Holy Land

To celebrate spring and, with some delay, the completion of my Rockefeller opus, husband Ernest and I decided to visit our past: Israel and Paris, both in their various ways engulfed by conflict. It was an emotion-laden trip for my … Continue reading

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