The writing on this site is a linked passion: a fervid interest in art, photography, and architecture, joined with a trenchant sensibility of living with and among the French. I add to these enthusiasms the seductions of food and wine.

The title is borrowed from the French writer and poet Blaise Cendrars who reflected: “Ecrire est une vue de l’esprit. C’est un travail ingrat qui mène à la solitude.” (Writing is a view of the mind. It is an ungrateful work that leads to solitude).