Working from Lyon, France

I recently returned from beautiful Lyon, France, where I worked for a month. It was great to be in France again and I look forward to returning in May. I stayed in a renovated apartment in a 16th century building (in historic Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO world heritage site). It had a unique staircase, which was built without a core.

a rue Lainerie staircase
a rue Lainerie staircase | source: Photo-Seb.net

 

Here are some photos that I took during my stay:

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Diplomacy and Empathy

A good diplomat will always try to put himself in the position of the person with whom he is negotiating, to understand his objectives and needs, and try to imagine what he would wish, do, and say, under those circumstances.

— Satow’s Diplomatic Practice

My Dinner with Andre 1981

I watched this film the other night and really liked it. It gets more interesting in the second half, once Wally starts talking more. A very intellectually satisfying movie. Here is the film in its entirety: