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  1. The Simple Secret to Living Life on Your Own Terms

    First Day in Paris at Sundown

    What would you love your lifestyle to be like in 10 years?

    Jeremy and I love helping people reach their ideal freedom lifestyle.

    Ten years ago I had no idea I would live where I am today. Looking back, it was all set in motion by one simple secret.

    In April of 2000, I proposed to my girlfriend, Melanie. We had a little dream in us that said, “wouldn’t it be cool to live in Paris some day?” But it seemed far-fetched.

    On August 15, 2003 I quit my job never to return. I was done being a “company man.” I decided to give real estate investing a try.

    On May 27, 2004 (on our anniversary), my wife and I had dinner at the Palais Royal in Paris. We treated ourselves to a Parisian vacation after I closed my first deal as a real estate investor for a 17k profit.

    We still didn’t LIVE in Paris, but it was a taste of the day when it would happen.

    Two days ago, my wife, our two-year old daughter and I got off of a one way flight to Paris, France. The dream of those two young adults planning a life together has come true.

    My wife and daughter enjoy the courtyard outside our apartment in Paris

    We don’t know when we will be back. For all we know we will live there for a year or even two. It’s up to us. We have the choice.

    We talk a lot about defining your freedom factors and your fulfillment factors. Here is the simple secret for make your dreams real.

    Deliberately choose the life you want to live. Choose it now.

    Write it down. Sit down and paint a picture of exactly what you want.

    Take action today to make that dream real.

    Take action every day until the dream is real.

    A few important guidelines are:

    Don’t live someone else’s dream. You are the only one that gets to define what will make you happy.

    Don’t let life just happen to you. Live life with purpose.

    Don’t wait until “someday later.” Now is the time to be happy. Now is the time to start.

    Your dreams may seem like nothing more than a desire in your heart and scribbles on paper, but they have power.

    One day you will wake up and realize the dream is no longer inside of you. You are living it.

    What will your life look like ten years from now? Share your dream in the comments below.

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  2. What’s next for WDW - DIS Unplugged Podcast – 02/04/14 – Orlando Show | The DIS Unplugged Disney Podcast

    In this week’s show Disney Cruise Line takes top honors in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, Disneyland Paris enlists the help of a famous chef for a new


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  3. 165: Americans In Paris – This American Life


    <img style="align:center" src="http://f.cl.ly/items/3y3I3n242t001n1F2R3J/1349104111.jpg&quot; width="400px" height="311px"> <br> <i> <p> Many Americans have dreamy and romantic ideas about Paris, notions which probably trace back to the 1920s vision of Paris created by the expatriate Americans there. But what’s it actually like in Paris if you’re an American, without rose-colored glasses? </p> <p> <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/165/americans-in-paris">July 28, 2000</a> </p> </i> <hr> <ul> <il> <b>PROLOGUE</b> <p> Host Ira Glass talks with writer David Sedaris at the Louvre in Paris. David’s never set foot inside, though he lives just a few minutes away. He says most people go to the Louvre because they think they should. Where he would take them if they wanted to see the city where he’s lived for two years is very different. (6 minutes). </p> </il> <il> <b>ACT ONE: <em>Him Talk Pretty Three Days.</em></b> <p> David Sedaris takes Ira on a tour of his favorite spots in Paris. He moved to France with no special feelings for the place. His head wasn’t full of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein and Sartre and Proust; he was a blank slate. And so the places he’s found as his favorites tend to be places where the people aren’t mean to him when he speaks French, or places where very unusual and fascinating objects are sold, or place that are unlike anywhere in the States. (27 minutes). David describes his struggle with daily life in France in his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316776963?ie=UTF8&tag=thiamelif-20

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  4. Pterrifying Pterodactyl Meets Sexy Detective


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  5. Lazar Kunstmann, Jon Lackman: Preservation without Permission: the Paris Urban eXperiment - The Long Now

    Their video showed clandestine urban “infiltration” (trespassing) at its most creative. Paris’s Urban Experiment group (UX), now in their fourth decade, have a restoration branch called Untergunther. They evade authorities to carry out secret preservation projects on what they call “nonvisible heritage.”

    Being clandestine, they do not reveal their activities except for instances that become publicized in the media; then they reveal everything to set the record straight (and embarrass the media along with the authorities). In the video presented by Untergunther member Lazar Kunstmann and translator Jon Lackman, we see a hidden underground screening room and bar beneath the Trocadero in Paris’s Latin Quarter. When police discover it and shut it down, the equipment is surreptitiously removed to a site deeper in the city’s vast network of underground passages, where film showings continue to this day. One year the group’s annual film festival was staged and performed overnight in one of Paris’s great monuments, the Panthéon, built in 1790. In the video (excerpt here) we see a small boy slipping through newly crafted underground passageways, picking a lock, opening the cupboard with all the Panthéon‘s keys, and gliding on his skateboard beneath the great dome across the ornate marble floors by Foucault’s original pendulum as film enthusiasts set up a temporary theater and have a clandestine film festival—-gone without a trace by dawn.

    Elsewhere in the Panthéon the explorers found a neglected old clock displaying stopped time to the public. In 2005 they decided to repair it. They converted an abandoned room high in the monument into a clock shop and hangout. With clockmaker (and UX member) Jean-Baptiste Viot they spent a year completely reconditioning the 1850 works of the clock. Now that it worked again, they thought it should keep time and chime proudly, but someone needed to wind it. They approached the Director of the Panthéon, Bernard Jeannot, who didn’t even know that the monument had a clock. At first dumbfounded, Jeannot publicly embraced the project and applauded Untergunther.

    Jeannot’s superiors at the Centre des Monuments Nationaux accordingly fired him (early retirement) and brought suit against Untergunther. The court determined that fixing clocks is not a crime, and in France trespassing on public property is, in itself, not a crime. Case dismissed. Spitefully, the new Director of the Panthéon has made sure the clock remains unwound, and he disabled it by removing an essential part.

    Lazar Kunstmann explained (through Jon Lackman) Untergunther’s perspective on cultural heritage, particularly “minor” heritage—-the countless objects that embody cultural continuity but don’t attract institutions to protect them. Who is responsible for such “nonvisible” heritage? The protectors should be local, self-appointed, and nonvisible themselves, because exposure of the value of the objects attracts destructive tourists. Preservation without permission works best without visibility.

    Since 2005, Untergunther’s new precautions against discovery have successfully kept its ongoing preservation projects hidden. As for the Panthéon clock, that essential part the Director removed to disable it has been purloined to safekeeping with Untergunther. Someday authorities may allow the clock to tick again. In the meantime it is in good repair.

    — by Stewart Brand


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  6. Charles Paris Mystery - A Reconstructed Corpse 1-4

    Charles takes on the role of a lookalike in a crime reconstruction program

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  7. Charles Paris Mystery - A Reconstructed Corpse 3-4

    Bill Nighy as the actor-cum-sleuth, investigating a murder on a police procedural show.

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  8. June 17th, Paris: the Montmartre quarter

    The area I am most looking forward to this Sunday, the legendary Montmartre quarter - featuring the famous song about it; "la boheme" by Charles Aznavour (French lyrics followed by an English translation).

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  9. June 16th, Paris: the inhabitants from the eyes of a tourist

    Society and Paris: the highs and lows, the stereotypes, the coldness - or warmth sometimes !

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  10. June 16th, Paris: thoughts and impressions

    Very diverse ramblings about my experience with the town itself: the streets, the people, the rhythm…

    —Huffduffed by koshenya 2 years ago

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