The problem with indulging in multiple interests is that not everyone shares the same mix of obsessions.
Also, it messes with your rss feeds.
Thus in the past if you wanted to subscribe to Paris Writers News you were astonished to discover weird ramblings about toxic killer seaweed on the French coast (the photos were good) or incomprehensible meanderings into that unfragrant pit that is the French nuclear industry. Oh, and education? Don't get me started. (What happens at the Sorbonne does not, sadly, stay at the Sorbonne.)
But now technology has come to our mutual rescue. Well, not technology so much as me finally catching up a little with it. And, ta da! The different categories of topics - Paris Writers News, Mysteries of France, French Education News and Ecology in France - finally all have their own separate feeds.
So if you're a writer and you love news about literary events in Paris, recent books and interviews with Paris authors, but at the same time you'd rather DIE than be importuned with an analysis of French education politics, you're in luck!
Paris Writers News now has its own feed! ( Subscribe to Paris Writers News )
Likewise if you prefer to discover little known - but true! - facts about French life, you can single out the amusing (and sometimes appalling) Mysteries of France (Subscribe to Mysteries of France ).
For those concerned about environmental issues, there's Ecology News (Subscribe to Ecology News in France).
Teachers, future teachers, parents and, yes, students have a choice of two feeds, Education News (Subscribe to Education News from France) which is always in English, and The Sorbonne Confidential Blog Subscribe to Sorbonne Confidential: The Blog: which is sometimes in English and sometimes in French.
I haven't made a separate feed for my thoughts on finance and banking, not because the topics are uninteresting (au contraire!) or because I think people in bespoke suits who lose hundreds of billions of dollars know more than I do (I suspect any idiot can lose money, don't need calculus for that!), but because of a deep and terrible past trauma. So deep and terrible that I have never spoken about it on my blog.
You see, the first job for which I was ever officially hired in France was "foreign currency options trader". (That's a hard thing to admit to writers.) It was back in 1987 and I had just graduated from business school. In a weird twist of fate, I ended up understanding a tiny bit about a subject that most people knew even less about. Unfortunately, my first day of work was my last, due to work permit complications not unlike those faced by foreign graduates in France today. Sometimes, when I read the financial press, I think with a sigh: but for the grace of the Direction Départementale de travail, it could have be me losing all those billions!
And this is why there is no feed on financial matters.
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