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About me

Gender Female
Occupation retired, but busy
Location Atlanta suburb, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee, originally from Paris 9eme, France
Introduction Born and raised in Paris (9eme,) France, (from a Parisian mother and Armenian father from Istanbul, Turkey) I immigrated to San Francisco in the early 1960s, just for the fun of it, where I met my husband and lived for 10 years. We then lived for decades in Greater Atlanta, Georgia, with our two daughters. Now I am still living in Georgia and also moving to Nashville, Tennessee. I have been back to Paris 61 times since the 1960s to visit family (I have dual citizenship.) An avid world traveler since childhood I visited 66 countries and islands so far (not counting trips to France) on a budget. My last trip with my husband was in 2016 as his Alzheimer’s disease was progressing. He passed away in October 2018. When I am writing on a subject I like to explore it fully, whether it is the history of a place or of an event - my posts can be a bit long and detailed and I like to post many photographs. I am interested in many subjects and enjoy sharing my findings in my posts. This is an eclectic blog.
Interests Love travel - I am a bookworm; enjoy good music, good art and photography. I knit and crochet when I have spare time and when my little grey Korat cat, Mitsouko, let me. I also love to visit historical buildings. Am interested in world politics and cultures.
Favorite Movies (alpha order) Amélie Poulain, Battleship Potemkin, Bonnie and Clyde, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Les Diaboliques, Hôtel du Nord (de Jean Carne 1938), Jean de Florette, Jules et Jim, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Manon des Sources, Moonstruck, Out of Africa, Seven Samurai, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather (all 3, ) The Ghost and Mrs Muir, The Quiet American, Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles
Favorite Music (in alpha order) Amalia Rodriguez, Armenian Kef Music, Baaba Maal, Joan Baez, boogie, Bluegrass, Blues, David Bowie, Jim Croce, Django Reinhardt, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Carlos Gardel, Celtic music, Césaria Evora, Charles Aznavour, Cheb Mami, Chopin, Classical, classic jazz (like Miles Davis, Monk, MJQ), Dixieland jazz, Dr. John, Elton John, Georges Brassens, Janis Joplin, Khaled, opera, Georges Moustaki, Orchestra Baobab, Pete Seeger, rags, Ray Charles, Santana, Scott Joplin, Serge Lama, The Beatles, Tina Turner, Win Statius Muller
Favorite Books Bookworm with over 7000 books at least (why count?) Favorite genre: memoirs, diaries, personal essays, travel literature, British crime fiction, history, biographies, French literature and modern fiction, US and world classic literature, Buddhist literature, poetry, anthropology, current affairs and short stories. Don’t usually read romance, SF, thrillers, horror, westerns, true crimes, chick books or comic books.