Visiting Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence

Artist Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) will forever be associated with Aix-en-Provence, a charming university town of 145,000 people, 20 miles north of Marseille. The renowned post-impressionist painter was born and raised Read More …

Exploring the Safe, New Marseille

The city of Marseille has intrigued me since 1971, when I first ventured to France’s Mediterranean coast. Coincidentally, it was the same year that The French Connection was released. William Read More …

On the Foodie Trail in Suburban Portland

In another life, perhaps, I might have been a blacksmith in Clackamas County. When Bob Denman picked up his mallet and tongs, and went to work hammering out a custom Read More …