Salamanders in My Chambord

Chateau Chambord, detail.

French Rulers: Que Dire ? France is deep into its Fifth Republic. So far, it’s lasted fifty-eight years and eight presidents. Not bad for a country with more than 1,600 different cheeses. But how long will the Fifth Republic last? With the scandals and twists and turns of France’s current presidential race, some are wondering within the country … Read more

Spend Time with a Masterpiece

Sunset near Lisbon

Spend time with a masterpiece and you’ll discover something inescapable: You’re made for Heaven. Spend time with a masterpiece and this truth might feel like hope. Spend time with a masterpiece and you might have a sense that something here is true, that something here is right, that justice and real love are possible. It’s … Read more