Arrived in Paris May 4, started work at the International Herald Tribune on the 6th. The city is a circus of rings, where it’s hard to determine who is the audience and who is the performer. Really, here, everyone is both. If you’re sitting at a sidewalk cafe, you’re an audience, and when you get up and walk past a sidewalk cafe, you’re performer. I’m here for at least 10 months, glad to have a ring-side seat. And a chance to walk the tight rope. Or whatever.