I Have Returned: Merci Beaucoup To Elaine, David, and Mark

While heavier and a bit jet lagged, I have returned from the France.  I must report that we came and we were captured.  The conference in Paris was fascinating. I had some very interesting discussions on the cultural defense with American and foreign lawyers – including some pending cases in France on the issue. Of course, as in real estate, it was “location, location, location.”  Paris was gorgeous with leaves in full autumnal splender.  It was impossible to get a bad meal or a bad glass of wine.  Trust me, we did an exhaustive survey. I just landed this morning and I will be sharing a few pictures later, but I wanted to check in today.

I was able to periodically drop by our blog.  It seems obvious that our first experiment with guest bloggers was a smashing success.  It was one of the proposals made during our earlier discussion of improvements and I am now sold on the idea.  I want to thank Elaine, David, and Mark for brilliant postings.  Their unique selections, humor, and insights were a delight to read.  I am deeply in their debt in showing how well this could work – as well as giving me a break from blogging to consume disgraceful amounts of French wine and food.  I believe that we should make guest blogging to our site and I will be posting a proposal soon for how we can keep this addition to our blog.

While I seriously considered applying for a job making wine in Loire Valley, I am glad to be home.

33 thoughts on “I Have Returned: Merci Beaucoup To Elaine, David, and Mark”

  1. Geeba Geeba: “I suggest all sides slug down Mylanta vintage 2010, eat flambe of crow, and get things done with compromise. I think it’s called the “old fashioned way”…”

    Right, just like the Republicans did in 2008.

  2. Welcome back Professor 🙂 I’m glad to hear you had a good time. You were missed but your guest blawgers did an outstanding job; Ms. Elaine was ON FIRE with her poetry!. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos.

  3. Swarthmore mom,

    I saw some excellent specimens of male pulchritude in Denmark when I traveled there with my daughter in 1993! A lot of the men were tall, fit, and movie-star handsome.

  4. Glad you were out of town while the masses, too confused to “think clearly”, widely rejected the opaque/liberal/big govt/big spender agenda of this administration. It’s much more preferable to sip on a Bordeaux in exile than sour grape juice at home when one can’t face the music.

    I suggest all sides slug down Mylanta vintage 2010, eat flambe of crow, and get things done with compromise. I think it’s called the “old fashioned way”. What say we all?

  5. rafflaw
    1, November 7, 2010 at 4:03 pm
    How were the Freedom Fries in Paris???


    lol (grosse maligne!)

  6. I think the Parisian men are the best looking in the world. The people are thin and fashionable. No doubt about it. My husband kept threatening to order “freedom fries”. People were friendly, but it was expensive because the dollar was so cheap. The health care is even better than in the USA ,lol. I went again two years ago, and it has definitely changed with all the immigration. We not only ate “french food” but also kosher moroccan food. I can’t help with the wine however as I only drank bubbly pelligrino water. When we landed in the Atlanta airport, I experienced culture shock and wanted to turn around and go back to France.

  7. Welcome back Professor,Jet lag and all.

    The blog was left in very capable and informative hands:

  8. Oh rivwarh ‘Fesser T–oh, wait! I think I mean bonejewer…Anyhoo, glad you survived all that Franch decadence, the wine n’ all, and have safely returned to the U.S. libertarianism (cough)

  9. Welcome home and thank you for the guest bloggers.

    I look forward to reading some of the insights gained from the discussions with your colleagues.

  10. So why do so many on the Right (and in the Middle) demonize the French? I never could understand why. Working 35 hours a week, adjourning to the cafe in the afternoon to watch pretty girls go by, having a superb glass of wine, and then having the month of August off, always sounded good to me. And before anyone says, “if you like it so much, move there,” I would say that European countries don’t seem to want American emigrees or retirees too much. It’s not so easy to move there, unless you are a political refugee… But maybe before long there will be a lot of potential refugees from here…. Is the Thousand Year Rightsch just around the corner?

  11. Welcome home! Your trip sounds fabulous–“epicureanly” speaking. All hail Bacchus!

    I want details on all the meals you ate and all the fine wine you consumed while on French soil. I do hope you took careful notes.

    Thanks for entrusting me with the responsility of being a guest blogger. It was a lot of fun–and it kept this “little old lady” quite busy.

    It’s great to have our fearless blog leader back!


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