Dec 24, 2017

The Heming-way: Domaine du Velay


Reading Hemingway's 1923 essay "Christmas on the Roof of the World," written when he was a 24-year old correspondent for the Toronto Star, makes me feel like I should write something about Christmas in Paris. Or, at least, something about Hemingway in Paris. Or, perhaps, a little of both.

Dec 7, 2017

Laughing yellow: Tomme du Pic de la Calabasse


Given the news and the state of the world, I think it's high time you learn the expression "rire jaune" which means, literally, "to laugh yellow." It's used to describe a forced, hollow laugh, the kind where you're laughing on the outside while crying on the inside. That laugh we do when watching the talk show hosts joke about current events, because they're funny, but it's rather tragic at the same time.

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