Who am I? Hedonist extraordinaire--lover of all things fine and beautiful. Woman, artist, dreamer, thinker, traveler, truth seeker, soul searcher, Palazzo promoter. And this is my account of life, love, work and travel written with passion and a wicked sense of humor.
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"I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed." Matthew Henry
Essentially French/Josephine Ryan
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. Chinese Proverb
"The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right." William Safire
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." James D. Miles
"You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest." Robert Brault
"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." Henry David Thoreau
"I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top." Frank Moore Colby
"Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them." Suzanne Necker
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln
"You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims." Harriet Woods
One of my favorite places in the world is the lovely little village of Uzes in France. I love, love, love the beautiful, buttery stone walls, colorful markets, open air cafes and the huge main square in the center of town. It is truly a visual and gastronomic delight. It was declared by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful villages of France and I heartily agree.