Monthly Archives: June 2007

Fresh Spaces: Like A Thelonious Monk I Travel in Peace

Looking through the window of a moving bus is like shifting through infinite mind states. As we rode the bus towards Avignon, blessed again with the delicious warmth of summer and silhouettes of sunlight, I immediately encountered the beautiful white … Continue reading

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Boogie Down Axioms and Gothic Angles: Stones, Rocks, Subways, Blocks

In Arles, the presence of levels, stages, and development, seem to be very important. I live in a  three story home, and sometimes I carry on short conversations with my host mother from windows on different levels of the house. I … Continue reading

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Borough Check: The Oracles of Post-Colonial Funk

One could say that Arles is a city that exists without age. Perhaps a realm that is best characterized by change, mixture, transition, and assimilation. When I began my course on Immigration in France, I became very aware of the demographics … Continue reading

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Escapism: Moroccan Mind Thieves and Spiced Atmosphere

The afternoons in Arles are very sunny, humid, and hot.The cool breezes have passed and you awake tangled in the moisture of the warm, moist air and creamy skies of this Provencal city. Last week, we celebrated the Fete de la Musique … Continue reading

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The Art of Easing

I can truly say that Arles is one of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited. As I stepped off of the train, I immediately encountered a vast river that runs down the middle of the city. There … Continue reading

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The Exodus: Arriving in Paris

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Guess what!? I made it to France! After a long five hour flight from LAX to New York, hours of delays at JFK and a seven and a half hour flight from New York to Paris … Continue reading

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