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Il faut aimer la vie, même dans ses formes les moins attirantes

I was recently shocked to learn that my students have no clue who Jacques Cousteau was. I grew up on his TV specials about marine life, narrated by his gentle voice. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910. He … Continue reading

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Si ça vous chante

On January 26, 2011, French chanteuse Mireille Mathieu was made an Officer of the Legion d’Honneur. In a career spanning four decades, she has recorded 1,200 songs and sold 120 million albums. She was the oldest of fourteen children, born to … Continue reading

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