The Little Paris Bookshop: A Review

What a delightful read.  I purchased this book at an independent bookstore in Austin, Texas (BookPeople).  Nothing about it screams Austin, nor does it have anything to do with Texas or the American south.  Far from it, in fact.  It is a story of a Frenchman who lives in Paris and owns a floating bookstore…

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The Poet President – Character Traits for All Leaders

All presidents should be poets.  When Senegal elected its first president in September 1960, it did not select a military dictator or communist revolutionary.  Following centuries of European rule, Senegal elected a poet.  Léopold Sédar Senghor became Senegal’s first president after he successfully convinced President Charles de Gaulle of France to grant the country independence. …