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February 15, 2018
On April 5th, 2018, the city of New Orleans will celebrate its 300th anniversary. As a gift from the city of Namur, Belgium, FedEx will transport a giant saxophone to New Orleans for the city’s tricentennial celebration.
February 12, 2013
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November 29, 2012
traduction française / French TranslationI am the happy owner of a classic car: a 1973 Fiat 500, the car that most represents the Italian economic and social boom of the 1950s. The Fiat 500 is actually the first car I’ve ever driven, back when I was only 12 years old, on private roads of course!
March 6, 2012
Cold. Freezing cold. An unforgiving wind, finger tips painfully numb, teeth chattering. The temperature had dropped to -9 degrees Celsius (16 degrees Fahrenheit). With the wind chill, it felt worse. Now imagine that feeling suspended in time, while you’re hungry and living on the streets. The recent cold snap in Europe was in large part inescapable and, in some cases, life threatening.
January 4, 2012
When my wife and I moved to Belgium and our adult children came to visit us, I’m almost certain they were expecting their first pit stop in Brussels to include great chocolate, perhaps some famous Belgian mussels or a lovely stroll across the architecturally eclectic central square, the “Grand Place”.While indeed my children did eventually enjoy these tourist perks, their trip to Belgium initially took an unusual detour—our first stop was at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. And it was intentional.