Blog Index

2017

Jean de Lattre de Tassigny – A Forgotten Hero of France–June 10, 2017

Les Bleus, Le Collabo et Le Execution–May 27, 2017

Twenty Years After the End of World War II:  Dutch Memories–May 13, 2017

The White Mouse–April 29, 2017

Dogfight Under the Eiffel Tower–April 15, 2017

An Infamous Mistress Guest Blog by Sara Murden and Joanne Major–April 1, 2017

The French Gestapo–March 18, 2017

Another Grand Master Gets Burned–March 4, 2017

The Sussex Plan and a Very Brave Woman–February 18, 2017

The Monuments Woman–February 4, 2017

Curious George Flees the Nazis–January 21, 2017

Grace Under Fire–January 7, 2017

2016

Boxing Day Traditions–December 24, 2016

Killed in the Service of Her Country–December 10, 2016

Medieval Sleep Number® Bed–November 25, 2016

One of France’s Little Secrets–November 13, 2016

Hanging Around Medieval Paris–November 2, 2016

Paris Digs–October 16, 2016

European Heritage Days–October 1, 2016

The Roundup and the Cycling Arena–September 17, 2016

Quiet Heroes from the Greatest Generation–September 3, 2016

The Law of Suspects–August 20, 2016

Gargoyles and Grotesques–August 7, 2016

One-Eyed Kate–July 23, 2016

Flowers, Birds, a Jewish Community, and a Murder–July 9, 2016

Please, No Pissoirs in Public!–June 25, 2016

A City of Light–June 12, 2016

Marie Antoinette’s Lover?–May 28, 2016

The Street of Horrors–May 8, 2016

Twenty Years After the End of World Wars II: Dutch Memories–May 5, 2016

They Listened to What I Said–April 23, 2016

Killed in the Service of Her Country–April 8, 2016

Hallucination Caused by Fear?–March 26, 2016

Wallace Fountains–March 12, 2016

The French Lucrezia Borgia–February 27, 2016

The Lioness of Brittany–February 14, 2016

Adelicia’s Tour of Paris–January 24, 2016

Comfort Women–January 16, 2016

Honky Château–January 2, 2016

2015

Women Agents of the SOE–December 20, 2015

London Immigration–December 5, 2015

The Court Painter Was A Woman–November 21, 2015

Paris Attacks–November 14, 2015

The Pee Ladies of Paris–November 7, 2015

Pasties and Medieval Suppers–October 24, 2015

Breakfast at Tiffany’s–October 10, 2015

Night and Fog–September 27, 2015

London’s Black Death–1665–September 12, 2015

The Historical Weather Forecast–August 29, 2015

Sorrow and Pity–August 15, 2015

The Man Who Would Be King–August 1, 2015

Kindertransport and Mr. Winton–July 18, 2015

The Last Train Out of Paris–July 4, 2015

The Children Who Survived–June 20, 2015

Stop the Presses: Skeletons and Not Buildings–June 6, 2015

Day Trips Outside Paris–May 23, 2015

Should I Hire A Private Tour Guide?–May 10, 2015

Liberation Day–May 1, 2015

Producer Stew?–April 25, 2015

Are You Alone On An Island?–April 11, 2015

Gibet de Montfaucon–February 8, 2015

Coco Chanel: Nazi Collaborator or Spy?–February 1, 2015

Charles Marville and Le Vieux Paris–January 24, 2015

Jacques the Ripper–January 14, 2015

Sightseeing on Different Scales–January 10, 2015

Reflections, Accomplishments, and Regrets–January 3, 2015

2014

Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In–December 29, 2014

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend–December 28, 2014

A Holland Christmas For Expats–December 21, 2014

The Tragic Death of Madame Curie–December 14, 2014

Build It and They May Not Come–December 7, 2014

A River Runs Through It (and Under It)–November 30, 2014

Going Dutch on Thanksgiving–November 22, 2014

Where Did They Put The Guillotine?–November 16, 2014

Cyndi Lauper and the Naked Princess–October 31, 2014

Why Do They Call Jim Morrison The Lizard King?–October 25, 2014

The Bayeux Tapestry: Norman or Anglo-Saxon–October 11, 2014

Why Is 1066 Important to Paris?–Part Two–October 5, 2014

Why Is 1066 Important to Paris?–Part One–September 25, 2014

Medieval Paris–September 19, 2014

The First Celebrity Chef–Guest Blog!–September 11, 2014

Virginia Postrel’s 7 Most Glamorous Women in History–August 22, 2014

Beyond the Guillotine: Positive Outcomes from the French Revolution–August 13, 2014

The Eyebrow Effect–August 4, 2014

Wallace Fountains–July 28, 2014

Paris Bridges–July 24, 2014

Marianne, Les Misérables, and Other French Symbols–July 6, 2014

Pont au Change–June 30, 2014

Traponomics–June 22, 2014

Blood in a Gourd–June 14, 2014

“New York City, London, or Paris?”–May 26, 2014

Childhood Memories–May 17, 2014

Coffee, Tea, or Me–May 12, 2014

What I Learned about Taxes from Revolutionary Paris–April 28,  2014

Non-Negotiable Issues–April 21, 2014

Image Licensing–April 9, 2014

Travel, Food & Taxes–March 31, 2014

Guest Post Blog on MisadventureswithAndi.com–March 13, 2014

Petting a Lethal Snake–February 20, 2014

Become Your Own Sherpa–February 22, 2014

Camry vs. Maserati–January 29, 2014

The Destruction of Paris–January 20, 2014

Copyrighted Material?–January 10, 2014

2013

Boxing Day: Pugilistic or Humanistic?–December 30, 2013

Knights Templar–December 20, 2013

To The Guillotine and Back–December 3, 2013

The Uniqueness of Paris–December 2, 2013

The Women of the French Revolution–November 21, 2013

Why Would You Buy My Book Just To Go To Paris?–September 30, 2013

What is the Biggest Mistake I Made Traveling in Europe?–September 20, 2013

The Rumble of the Tumbrel–September 10, 2013

Café Le Procope–July 10, 2013

Behind the Green Door–June 30, 2013

Paris:  Creepy Stuff–June 24, 2013

Paris Catacombs–May 18, 2013

Knights Templar–May 18, 2013

Days of the Dead–May 18, 2013

“Raphaelle”:Should You Hire a Professional Tour Guide?–May 13, 2013

90% Completed For The Past Year–April 4, 2013

2012

Who Is Stew Ross?–October 27, 2012

Why Didn’t They Include The Paris Catacombs?–October 11, 2012

My First Blog Ever–October 9, 2012

Why Would You Buy This Book Just To Go To Paris?–September 28, 2012

Okay, Okay, When Are You Going To Tell Us Where They Put The Guillotine?–September 21, 2012

So Why Would You Follow My Blog?–September 21, 2012

What Could I Do With This Monster?--September 21, 2012

What Have I Learned Up To This Point?–September 21, 2012

How Did I Start This Little Project?–September 21, 2012

Where Did They Put The Guillotine?–September 21, 2012