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Fable For Grown-ups – The Little Prince

This video contains all illustrations from the book except one in the order in which they appear.

It has been a few months since I gave a first thought about commenting on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I have been hesitant because there have already been a lot of writings done about this book. However, I did not want to give up on such a beautiful tale that was part of my childhood. Because the story can be understood on many levels, each author’s point of view is different. (more…)

White Lima Beans Dip

This a dish you can make all year round. I made it a couple of days ago because it’s been a while since I had it. It is very healthy, economical, and easy to make. These are the steps: (more…)

Non, je ne regrette rien (No Regrets) [The Voice Kids]

If there is a non-English song that goes right through your heart and makes your skin shiver without understanding the words it must be the song “Non, je ne regrette rien” by the renowned French singer Édith Piaf. (more…)

“Sade, dis-moi; Sade, donne-moi”

Who can forget these words (translation: “Sade, tell me; Sade, give me”) from the song Sadeness (part I) by Enigma, the German musical project founded in 1990 by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu? 

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Strike a Pose

I am not sleeping. (more…)

The Easiest Way to Eat Summer Squash

We all know summertime is dedicated to barbecues and outside cooking in general. However, there is such a variety of summer vegetables available that I could not resist making soups. They are a good way to eat vegetables if you don’t like them in other forms. (more…)

awn-ree…What?

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My mom holding me when I was about nine months old

That was my mom’s exact reaction when my dad presented my birth certificate for her release from the hospital when I was born. When my mom read my name on the document she asked my dad: “What kind of name is this? I can’t even read it.” He briefly answered that it was a French name without being aware that it could also be found in other non speaking French countries like Germany or Denmark where its pronunciation was different. Then my dad slowly broke down my name into syllables for my mom to hear it: “awn-ree-ET”. That’s right. My name is Henriette.

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