Arriving at the Gare du Nord, I disembark from the train to a guttural dawn chorus – I’ve heard that sound before. The morning platform’s cold, tinged with piss and alcohol. As I pass a street café, a newspaper hawker’s cry starts up the day and Gitanes and coffee grab me in a piquant embrace, […]


night scents on a breeze breathing courage and magic fairy tale unfolds Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1338 The Arabian Nights In the first month of 2018, we are diving into the world of 1001 Nights and Japanese fairy-tales. We have started with Chèvrefeuille giving us the background to Scheherazade’s story. […]