Well, I’m back in Paris, in my favorite Marais appartement. And in just the first week, I reunited with a number of my Paris American Academy friends and completed a fantastic workshop. Author Kathleen Spivack shared her golden nuggets of writing wisdom gleaned from a lifetime of fascinating experiences. She encouraged me to share my work at the Au Chat Noir Café where I received an enthusiastic response to my spoken word performance. The show takes place in the basement and 1960s beatnik icon, Maynard G. Krebs, would have fit right in. The experience inspired me to give a second reading at another club in the 11th arrondissement that also went well. **** I toured the D’Orsay Museum for a second time and Gauguin remains my favorite painter. **** The weather is conducive to writing in the Jardin du Luxembourg–so I do.