Prelude from Converging Lines

My name is Joseph Fourier but this is not my story. I am a mathematician by calling and I have lived a long and prosperous life largely in the service of the Emperor Napoleon. In order to understand more clearly what I am about to relate it is necessary to give you a little of…

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A Kiss in Paris

Like many people, I fell in love with the iconic black and white photograph ‘Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville’ by Robert Doisneau when it was released as a print in the mid 1980’s.  In case you are the one person in the world who it has passed by, it depicts a man and a…

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